Tanager Tachyphonus rufus
Brazilian name: Pipira-preta
The White-lined Tanager is distributed in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, northern Venezuela, the Guianas, much of Brazil and into Paraguay and northern Argentina. However, it is absent from eastern and south-eastern Brazil and much of western Amazonia.
|It is found in clearings and
forest borders usually near water. Like most Tachyphonus,
they are usually seen in pairs or small family groups. They feed
on fruit, as in photo 3, and insects.
The male looks all black but it can show its white wing-coverts as in photos 1 and 3. The lower mandible has a steel-blue base.
|The female is rufous being paler below. Note that below is uniform rufous and without the steaks or flammulation found in the female Ruby-crowned Tanager T. coronatus.|
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