Gilt-edged Tanager Tangara cyanoventris

Brazilian name:
Saíra-douradinha
Gilt-edged Tanager, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil, July 2002 - click for larger image

Bahia, Brazil

The Gilt-edged Tanager is a Brazilian endemic and is found in eastern Brazil from Bahia to São Paulo.

They inhabit forest and secondary growth as well as clearings and tend to be found between 500 and 1,000 metres asl.

Gilt-edged Tanager, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil, July 2002 - click for larger image The birds in photos 1 to 3 were in a small flock of about 12 accompanied by 4 Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana. They were quite high up the trail to the Pico das Almas, foraging in a small area of gallery woodland at about 1,500 metres asl.

They are golden-yellow above with heavy black streaks on the back and lighter black streaks on the crown. Underparts are mostly turquoise moving to green on the lower belly and yellow on the lower flanks. The forehead and throat are black.

Gilt-edged Tanager, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil, July 2002 - click for larger image There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase. There is a page in Portuguese on Wikiaves.
Gilt-edged Tanager, Boa Nova, Bahia, Brazil, October 2008 - click for larger image
Gilt-edged Tanager, Boa Nova, Bahia, Brazil, October 2008 - click for larger image
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