This spectacular bird wears his “one-of-a-kind” coat in charismatic style, making him stand out wherever he is!
Meet the Speckled Tanager
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The Speckled tanager (Ixothraupis guttata) is a medium-sized passerine bird. Its wings and back (upperparts) are luscious lime green while the underparts are white. However, these are cleverly flecked with black spots, making this bird conspicuous whenever it is.These beautiful birds have a stunning tail that is black, edged with green. The black line from the eye to the gape also makes these birds more eye-catching.
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There are some details that make it easy to tell a female from a male.
The female’s breast has fewer black markings than male birds. And, the green borders are wider on the upper parts. These are not as defined as those of male birds.
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The speckled tanager is a medium-sized passerine bird. It distributes in Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad, Colombia, Guyana, Venezuela, and Suriname as well as the north of Brazil.
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They dine mainly on fruit, but they will also eat seeds and insects.
When it is time for breeding, the female will build a small cup-shaped nest, into which she lays brown-blotched white eggs, incubating them for 13-14 days. Chicks are fully-fledged after 14-18 days.
The population of this bird is currently quite stable.
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Watch this bird right here in the video below: