domingo, 27 de outubro de 2013



The Burnished-painter-true (fastuosa Tangara) is a passerine bird in the tanager family. Also known as a painter, seven colors-of-northeast and went out-painter.

It measures around 13 cm and is one of the few tanagers presenting purple-violet tones and orange in plumage. There is a subtle dimorphism between the sexes, which for more trained eyes solve problems for sexing in the field. Just expose the birds under the sunlight, when recently collected in nature for study and release and looking up intently from above, we can see clearly the metallic light blue hue of the male's head, different from the female, which has tone metallic yellow-green. Another detail is that almost always the males have head a little higher than that of females.

It feeds on fruits, buds, insects and small worms.

Generally from September to December. Cup-shaped nest, but there are reports of semi-closed nests often made from leaves of various plants of the family of bamboo and average 2 to 3 laying eggs having 2 to 3 offspring per season. These nests are usually built in epiphytic bromeliads in relatively tall trees. The young and immature plumage have a uniform olive color.

Live in environments ranging from forests preserved the other severely affected, including coastal areas of sandbank, rainforests and northern areas of Rio Grande known as trays. Some forest fragments that remain in the trenches properties of cane sugar Northeastern plants have been true refuges for the species. Sometimes frequents orchards, close to the small native forests where there is still precariously. Unlike its counterpart in the South and Southeast, the saira-seven colors (Tangara seledon), the real-painter is hardly seen in mixed flocks, being more common in small family groups. It is aggressive and territorial.

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