The Crimson-Backed Tanager- A Bird With Dazzling Red And Black Combination

Blood of the bull Crimson-Backed Tanager

Birders are devoted to birds, whether they are traveling somewhere or watching something on their smartphone, they always manage to find something pleasant to them. This Crimson-Backed Tanager can cause the same calming effect on you. 

Passerine birds are known for their sweet and melodious voices. But this Crimson-Backed Tanager can amaze us with its stunning look and pleasant song. This bird can be the sight that you remember forever and the song that you found most melodious ever.

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 It can be difficult for anyone to choose their favorite bird among several beautiful birds. But I dare say that the sight of this Crimson-Backed Tanager is something unforgettable. 

It is a small bird typically sized around 18 cm in length. Crimson-Backed Tanagers are a part of the Thraupidae family. It is scientifically named the Ramphocelus dimidiatus. They were first described by the French naturalist Frederick de Lafresnay in 1837.

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 Crimson-Backed Tanager

Here are some glimpses of the beauty of Crimson-Backed Tanager. 

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They are nicknamed “Blood of the bull” in Panama.

Crimson-Backed Tanagers are found in Colombia, Panama, and Venezuela. Their nickname in Panama is “Sangre de Toro (Blood of the bull)”.

Their Red and Black color with a shining beak completes the perfect look. 

Male Crimson-Backed Tanagers have a silver sheen on their lower mandible.

 Crimson-Backed Tanager

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Male birds have maroon redheads and chests followed by a bright red on their lower back and abdomen. Their wings and tails are black, which collectively give a perfect black and red combination.

Females are duller in color with blackish underparts.

 Crimson-Backed Tanager

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Their natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forests.

As per records, females lay a clutch of two blue eggs with fine dark dots.

Crimson-Backed Tanagers are found in the northern and western regions of Columbia, the Maracaibo Basin in Venezuela, and most of the parts of Panama including Chiriqui and Veragus Provinces in the west of the country and Pearl Islands. They are abundant in Coiba.

 Crimson-Backed Tanager

The feeding and breeding habits of the Crimson-Backed Tanagers have not been recorded yet. Hope! this bird populates well so that our upcoming generations could also behold their stunning look and listen to their melodious song. 

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Have you determined your favorite bird by the end of this article? All birds are fabulous, and we couldn’t choose between them, Right?

Share it with your friends and family to see this dazzling red and black bird.

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