Get Yourself Introduced With The Gilt-Edged Tanager

Gilt-Edged Tanager

Imagine you are looking at any painting of a bird, comprising various colors and that seems like the bird is going to sing and perch on another branch. It happens right? What if you see that kind of bird in person? Yes, it’s possible if you’re visiting Brazil. Meet this Gilt-Edged Tanager with shimmery yellow and blue colors. 

The Gilt-Edged Tanager has appealing feathers of golden yellow, yellow and blue color that seems like some bird of painting is brought to life. It is a fluffy and colorful bird with a short tail. They have a strong ability to draw everyone’s attention toward them.

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The Gilt-Edged Tanager (Tangara Cyanoventris) is a member of the genus Tanager. It is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. They are native to Brazil. 

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You can spot them perching high on trees and singing in the mornings. They choose to perch high up in the trees to prey on insects.

On the other hand, they also include fruit and berries in their diet. The Gilt-edged Tanagers are also known for their melodious calls and songs made up of sharp notes and quick trills. They are usually seen in small groups or pairs, and also assemble in flocks of other species.

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Let’s know more about the Gilt-Edged Tanager. 

Here’s the shimmery Gilt-Edged Tanager.

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The Gilt-Edged Tanager is a plump and colorful bird that has iridescent tones of yellow and blue, and few hints of golden-yellow. 

Their underparts are turquoise blue, which turns green when moving down. Their flanks and tails are olive-green. Their faces have black masks with glossy black bills and irises. The brilliant, yellow-colored feathers blend perfectly and reflect golden-yellow, on their heads.

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The Gilt-Edged Tanagers can easily be observed, because of their brilliant feathers. 

They have a shimmering blue chest and belly with a vibrant yellow head.

Females are somehow similar to males but are not vividly colored.

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A few black feathers right below their bills look like a beard.

They are often found on forest edges, borders of bushes as well as in the middle of them.

Females of the Gilt-Edged Tanager built a cup-like nest.

Females build their cup-shaped nests and lay two brown or lilac-speckled white eggs. It takes around 13-14 days to hatch and a further 15-16 days to fledge completely. Both mother and father feed their young ones with insects and fruits.

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The Gilt-Edged Tanagers have high-pitched “psi” calls.

They spend hours perching on trees.

The Gilt-Edged Tanagers have a well-populating trend, so they are not considered an endangered species.

You can consider the Gilt-Edged Tanager the prettiest bird in Brazil. Its brilliantly colored feathers and captivating blend makes it stand out in the crowd. 

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Hope! you find this article interesting and enjoy reading about this fluffy colorful bird.

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