Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum

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Diet and Foraging

Diet

The Palm Tanager’s diet consists of equal amounts of fruits and arthropods, with the occasional flower petals. In Trinidad, the Palm Tanagers are known to eat at least 24 different species of fruits. A study of stomach contents of the tanagers showed evidence of fruit pulp, seeds, and chitin fragments with additional mistletoe berries and termites (Snow and Snow 1971, Isler and Isler 1987).

Foraging Behavior

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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: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/paltan1