Burnished-buff Tanage

Burnished-buff Tanager (Tangara cayana)

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Someone once told me that the female Burnished-buff Tanager is so faded that it looks like it had been washed with bleach. Poor one! In fact, she is well colored, but the male is much more flashy. Male and female are usually seen close to each other, looking for insects and little fruits through the leaves of the trees. They are also atracted by hummingbird feeders.

Name in Portuguese: Saíra-amarela

Family: Thraupidae

Size: 15 cm

Sexual dimorphism: male has a black patch from the base of the bill to the belly; female shows fading colors

saira amarela femea

Female Burnished-buff Tanager

Feeding: fruit and insetcs

Habitat: gardens, parks, woods

Similar species: none

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