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Palm Tanger

Palm Tanger
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Copyright: Luis Vargas (Chiza) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-20
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-21 8:47
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Points: 4
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Palm Tanager
From Wikipedia

Thraupis palmarum

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Thraupidae

Genus: Thraupis

Species: T. palmarum

Binomial name
Thraupis palmarum
(Wied, 1821)
The Palm Tanager, Thraupis palmarum, is a medium-sized passerine bird. This tanager is a resident breeder from Nicaragua south to Bolivia, Paraguay and southern Brazil. It also breeds on Trinidad and, since 1962, on Tobago. In Trinidad and Tobago, it is known by colloquial names such as the 'Palmiste' and the 'Green Jean'.

It occurs in semi-open areas including cultivation and gardens. The bulky cup nest is built in a tree, usually a palm, or under the eaves of a house, and the female incubates three, sometimes two, brown-blotched cream eggs for 14 days, with another 17 days to fledging.

Adult Palm Tanagers are 19 cm long and weigh 36 g. They are grey to dull olive-green. The flight feathers are blackish, and the long tail is blackish edged with green. A yellow wingbar shows in flight. Sexes are similar, although females may be somewhat paler.

Palm Tanagers are social, restless but unwary birds which eat a wide variety of small fruit. They also regularly take some nectar and insects, including caterpillars. The song is fast and squeaky.

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Hola Luis,

Excelente foto, te ha quedado muy precisa la foto, con buenos detalles y buen color. Vaya modelo que resulto ser esta Tangara para poder fotografiarla a 1/30s y quedar tan nitida!... Aquí tenemos de las que tienen plumaje azul, pero nunca he podido captarlas con tan buena técnica. Excelente trabajo, con muy buena nota informativa.

Saludos y mis mejores deseos,


Hi Luis,

Nic capture of this sweet bird. Nice sharp image. You have got nice light in teh eye of the bird. Its a superb photo. I liked it.

Thanks for sharing,

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