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Crimson-backed Tanagers

The Crimson-backed Tanagers (Ramphocelus dimidiatus) is one of the smaller members of the Tanager family.

Distribution / Range

It is found in Central and South America, specifically the countries of Colombia, Panama, and Venezuela. It also occurs in the French Polynesia – a group of islands in the southern Pacific Ocean.

They are usually seen in family groups and prefer lowland forests.

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Description

The males have a bright crimson back along with a white lower mandible (bill). The plumage of the females and juveniles is a rich brown.

 
 
 

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