Biodiversity - Silver-throated Tanager

  • Name: Silver-throated Tanager

  • Scientific name: Tangara icterocephala

  • Category: Birds

  • Family: Thraupidae

Status:   Very Common.

Size:  13 cm.

Weight:  21 grams.

Elevation:  up to 1,700 meters above sea level.

 

Frequents the mid and upper levels of humid forests, borders and nearby areas.

Travels in small groups, sometimes with other tanagers, honeycreepers, wood warblers and other small birds.  sometimes found alone.

Feeds on berries, especially those of melastomatacea, figs, and arboreal seeds.  Searches for insects between foliage, hops along branches covered in moss to search the underside for insects, climbs diagonal branches.  Rarely hangs upside down or chases prey in flight.

 

 




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