Paradise Tanager
Tangara chilensis

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Range and habitat:
This bird is found in the canopies and edges of the humid forests and woodlands ofSouth America. Their range extends from east of the Andes to southern Brazil.

Natural diet:
Paradise tanagers feed on fruit and insects.

Size / weight range:
The Paradise tanager is a bright multicolored songbird about 5”-6” (13.5 cm – 15 cm) long. There are no dimorphic differences in sexes. Both males and females have a brilliant blue breast, a bright green hood, a black upper body and a red-yellow rump.

Interesting facts:
Although Paradise tanager numbers are declining in the wild due to habitat loss, they are still listed as least concern.

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