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Metallic-green Tanager Tangara labradorides

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: House, Ryan and Kevin J. Burns
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Metallic-green Tanagers inhabit humid montane forests in the Andes in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. They are mostly blue-green in color, although strongly they appear to be blue or green can change, depending uopn light conditions. Their diet consists almost entirely of arthropods and fruits. Metallic-green Tanagers are usually found in pairs or small groups and often join flocks consisting of multiple tanager species.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

House, Ryan and Kevin J. Burns. 2011. Metallic-green Tanager (Tangara labradorides), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.megtan1.01