Meet The Spectacular Seven-Colored Tanager – A Songbird You Will Never Forget


Meet the seven-colored tanager, the striking turquoise-blue songbird

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Measuring just over 5 inches long, and weighing just under 1 ounce, this ‘medium sized’ tanager is rarely seen.

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Not much is known about these brightly colored songbirds.

They are found in a very small (and declining) range of mature lowland and humid forests of extreme eastern Brazil.

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They can also be found in other places like some urban locations, anywhere that has trees with bromeliads for nesting.


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As with most songbirds, females are identified by their duller, less vibrant plumage.

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The seven-colored tanagers diet consists mainly of seeds, berries, and other fruit, as well as the occasional arthropods such as spiders.

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Found foraging in the forests canopy, urban gardens, parks, the edge of the forest, and more.


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