Brazilian name: saíra-militar
The Red-necked Tanager is found along the
east coast of Brazil from Ceará to Rio Grande do Sul and
into northern Argentina.
It is a very colourful bird with cobalt
blue crown and chin, black forehead, red "scarf", a
turquoise line round the eyes and above the forehead, green
underparts, black wings with broad green edging and a
yellow-orange line on the wing coverts.
Photos 5 to 8 are from the Serra de
Baturité, Ceará and are of the sub-species T.
c. cearensis. These are slightly smaller than the nominate
and note also the turquoise-blue at the rump and base of the tail
which is absent in the nominate.
|They feed at the top of
fruiting trees occasionally dropping down to pick berries of
There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase. There is a page in Portuguese on Wikiaves.
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