Backyard Birds

Swallow Tanagers (Tersina viridis)

The Swallow Tanager (Tersina viridis) is a medium-sized songbird of the Tanager family, Thraupidae.

It is found widely throughout South America, from Panama to Northern Argentina.

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Females are yellow-green and the male a brighter light emerald-green, with a small deep black face and upper throat patch.


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