Beryl-spangled Tanagers, Tangara nigroviridis

The Beryl-spangled Tanager, Tangara nigroviridis, is a brightly colored tanager that can be foundin the Andean cloud forests.

Description:

It averages 3.5 – 11 inches (9-28 cm) in length and 0.3-1.4 oz (8.5-40 g) in weight.

)The beryl-spangled tanager is a mostly black with iridescent green to blue-green scale-like speckles over much of its plumage.

The face mask, forehead, chin, back, wings and tail are all black.

Distribution:

Its range includes Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, and Brazil, inhibiting tropical regions

Beryl-spangled Tanagers

Diet / Feeding:

Its diet includes fruit and nectar.

Breeding:

The nest is a mossy cup in a tree fork. The hen lays 2-5 eggs in early March, which she incubates for 13 to 15 days.

The chicks fledge after 14 to 20.

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