Opal-rumped Tanager Tangara velia

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
  • Authors: Evan Lerman and Kevin J. Burns

Diet and Foraging


The Opal-rumped Tanager, like many other species of Tangara, is an omnivore. Observed stomach contents include vegetable matter such as fruit pulp, berries, and seeds (Isler and Isler 1987). In addition to fruits, also eats invertebrates (Restall et al. 2007). The diet of both adults and young has not been well documented.

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Lerman, E. and K. J. Burns (2012). Opal-rumped Tanager (Tangara velia), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.oprtan1.01