Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum



Breeding is seen January through June in Panama, July through September and December in Colombia, January in Guyana, December through September in Suriname, July in French Guinea, all the months in Trinidad and October through December in Brazil. These mating pairs are sometimes multi-brooded, with pairs mating up to four times in one mating season. Nest building is a team effort and a neat cup nest of grass, leaf strips and palm fibers are placed between 6 and 30 meters above the ground. A clutch has two eggs that are pale blue and brown spots. The female incubates the eggs alone for two weeks and then parental care from both of the mating pair for another 3 weeks (Isler and Isler 1987, Hilty 2011).

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: