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Gilt-edged Tanager - BirdForum Opus

Photo by arthurgrosset
Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil, July 2002
Tangara cyanoventris


Golden-yellow above with heavy black streaks on the back and lighter black streaks on the crown. Underparts are mostly turquoise moving to green on the lower belly and yellow on the lower flanks. The forehead and throat are black.


South America: found in Southeast Brazil (southern Bahia and south-eastern Minas Gerais to eastern São Paulo).


This is a monotypic species1.


Forest on hills and mountains, 500-1200 m asl.


Usually in mixed flocks.


Does not come to feeders. Observed feeding in groups on small fruits and in guava trees. Also feeds on insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Ridgely and Tudor 2009. Field guide to the songbirds of South America - The Passerines. University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-71979-8
  3. BF Member observations

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