Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum




This species forages in groups often mixing with other species such as the Blue-gray Tanager. It typically seeks food high in the trees, about 7.5 m high. The Palm Tanagers forage for food by clinging to the top of palm fronds, hanging upside down and gleaning for insects underneath. (Isler and Isler 1987, Hilty 2011). The primary foraging strata is the Canopy for this species (Parker et al. 1996).

Sexual Behavior

Breeding is reported in all months of the year across all the geographical locations. (Hilty 2011).

Social and interspecific behavior

Palm Tanagers are known to travel in pairs or small groups. Even larger groups of ten or more individuals have been documented. This species is easily excited and often aggressive in general. They are known to aggregate in mixed species flocks, especially when foraging.

Recommended Citation

Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: