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Subspecies atripennis
Photo by Stanley Jones
Vara Blanca, Heredia Province, Costa Rica, March, 2006
Thraupis palmarum

Tangara palmarum


6" (15 cm). Grey-olive green, pale crown, black flight feathers, long black tail edged with green, yellow wing bar. Sexes similar, female is slightly duller.


Central America as far north as Honduras (where first reported in 2005), Bolivia, Paraguay, southern Brazil, Trinidad and, since 1962, on Tobago.


Four subspecies are recognized:[1]


Clearings, woodland edges in lowlands, often found near human habitations. It occurs in semi-open areas including cultivation and gardens.


It builds a cup shaped nest; 2-3 brown blotched cream eggs are laid and incubated by the female for 14 days. After 17 days the young fledge. Diet includes fruit, nectar, insects.


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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