Brazilian Tanager Ramphocelus bresilius
(aka Brazilian Silverbeak)
Brazilian name: Tiê-sangue
The Brazilian Tanager is endemic to the east coast of Brazil from Paraíba to Santa Catarina. In many ways it is similar to the Silver-beaked Tanager Ramphocelus carbo which is much more widespread but does not occur on the east coast.
|The male is, however, much
more brightly coloured than the Silver-beaked Tanager. Like all
Ramphocelus tanagers it has a shiny white area at the base
of the lower mandible. The male acquires this plumage in its
second year and immature males look like a mixture of male and
The female is much duller but only in comparison to her mate. They are very attractive in their own right.
They are normally found near water, either the ocean or a river.
|There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase.|
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