|White-rumped Tanager (Cypsnagra hirundinacea)|
|Chapada dos Guimarães, Mato Grosso, Brazil
The White-rumped Tanager lives in the cerrado of Brazil and is identified by its conspicuous white rump on its otherwise black back and its rufous throat under its black head.
It is noted for the duet sung between the male and the female while the pair perch close together but looking in the same direction, standing very upright and throwing their heads back as they belt it out.
|We were lucky enough to witness this impressive performance but it was so loud and close that the recording was blown by too much gain.
There is an illustration in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 1, Plate 20