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Photo by Ciro Albano
Frei Caneca private Reserve, State of Pernambuco, north-east Brazil, March 2009
Tangara fastuosa


Male and female are similar.

Similar Species

It resembles the overall greener Green-headed Tanager (a species somewhat confusingly known as the seven-coloured tanager (saíra-sete-cores) in Portuguese).

Similar species

Paradise Tanager and Green-headed Tanager are both somewhat similar but do not overlap in range.


South America: found in coastal north-eastern Brazil (southern Paraíba, eastern Pernambuco and Alagoas).


This is a monotypic species[1].


Mid-elevation Atlantic Forest. Relatively tolerant of habitat fragmentation but threatened by capture for the pet trade.



  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view

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