Plain-colored Tanager Tangara inornata

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Yenice Zapata and Kevin J. Burns

Diet and Foraging


The Plain-colored Tanager eats both fruits and insects (Isler and Isler 1987). When foraging, it comes lower in the tree for fruits in 3-5 mm in diameter (Isler and Isler 1987). It mostly feeds on fruit, and takes a wide variety, including fruits of Tetracera, Lantana, Hamelia, and catkins of Cecropia. The most favored fruit may be Crecropia (Isler and Isler 1987). The Plain-colored Tanager feeds more on insects and spiders during the breeding season (Isler and Isler 1987).

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Zapata, Y. and K. J. Burns (2011). Plain-colored Tanager (Tangara inornata), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.