Backyard Birds

Paradise Tanagers

The Paradise Tanagers (Tangara chilensis) is a member of the Thraupidae family that occurs naturally in South America.


This brilliantly colored, medium-sized tanager measures between 13.5 and 15cm in length.

It has light green head, sky blue underparts and black upper body plumage. The beak and legs are black.

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They are fairly common and widespread in the South American countries of Venezuela, Peru, Colombia and Brazil, as well as the upper parts of the Amazon.


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