Palm Tanager Tangara palmarum
(aka Thraupis palmarum)

Brazilian name: sanhaçu-do-coqueiro

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

The Palm Tanager is widespread from Honduras to Panama and southwards east of the Andes to central Bolivia and south-east Brazil and west of the Andes to south-west Ecuador. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.

Palm Tanager, Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, November 2006 - click for larger image As its name suggests, it seems to like habitat with palms on which it feeds but it is also common in gardens, farmland and in forest and woodland borders.

It is olive-grey in colour with a pale-grey tinge to the head and the wing-coverts. The end of the wings looks black when closed.

Palm Tanager, Sauípe, Bahia, Brazil, October 2008 - click for larger image There is a page in Portuguese on Wikiaves.

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