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Brassy-breasted Tanager - BirdForum Opus

Photo by martinuk
Pico da Caledônia, Nova Fiburgo, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, March 2016
Tangara desmaresti


13 cm (5 in)

  • Green overall plumage
  • Black streaks in upperparts
  • Turquoise fore-crown and around eyes
  • Black around bill
  • Dark throat patch
  • Brassy ochre breast
  • Yellow line down centre of bright green belly


South America: found in the coastal mountains of south-eastern Brazil (Espírito Santo to e Paraná).


This is a monotypic species[1].


Humid montane forest and borders between 500-1800 m.


Usually found in small groups of about a dozen in the canopy.


Their diet consists mostly of fruits with the addition of insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Arthur Grosset
  3. BF Member observations
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2016)

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