Golden-chevroned Tanager Thraupis ornata

Brazilian name:
sanhaçu-de-encontro-amarelo
Golden-chevroned  Tanager, Parque do Zizo, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2006 - click for larger image Parque do Zizo, São Paulo, Brazil
November 2006

The Golden-chevroned Tanager is endemic to south-east Brazil from Salvador, Bahia south to Santa Catarina. It is found in the canopy and borders of the Atlantic Rain Forest.

Golden-chevroned  Tanager, Parque do Zizo, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2006 - click for larger image

The head and underparts are a rich violet-blue while the back and is a dull blackish blue and the wings have a greenish edge. The golden yellow patch on the shoulders is the feature that gives the bird its English name.

The female, seen in photo 3, is duller and greyer on the underparts.

Golden-chevroned  Tanager, Parque do Zizo, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2006 - click for larger image There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto.
Golden-chevroned  Tanager, Parque do Zizo, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2006 - click for larger image
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