An eye-catching bird
This bird shines out like a neon light with his vibrant red body! Especially with its black wings and tail as a backdrop.
The family of birds known as Thraupidae includes the Brazilian Tanager.
A bird with sexual dimorphism that is between 0.99 and 1.25 ounces in weight and measures around 7.1 inches (0.18 m) in length (0.05 kg).
The males have a broad beak, bright red or scarlet plumage, and black wings and tails.
His lower bill is silver, while his top bill is black.
Females are primarily brown with a cinnamon belly and rump, lacking the silver bill of the males.
The range of this indigenous subspecies in Brazil extends from Paraba to Santa Catarina.
The Brazilian tanager tends to live near the edges of farms, wooded areas, and henhouses.
Additionally, they favor locations close to bodies of water like lakes, streams, rivers, and lagoons.
They favor Cecropia and Acnisuts, although they also eat papaya, bananas, guavas, and other tropical fruits. These birds are primarily frugivorous.
They have also been seen consuming worms and insects.
From October to March, Brazilian tanagers breed, building a cup-shaped nest out of plant fibers including agave, coconuts, fronds, and grasses.
The female lays two to three eggs within, and she takes around 13 days to incubate them.
After hatching, the chicks fledge 14–17 days later.
This Brazilian tanager population appears to be stable despite sporadic capture for the caged bird trade because the bird can adapt to changes in its habitat brought on by people.