domingo, 27 de outubro de 2013



The left-green is a passerine bird in the tanager family. It is the largest of the "salts". Also known as left-toucan (Rio de Janeiro) and has got.

It measures 13.5 cm long and weighs 18.5g (male). The male is blue-green with the top and sides of the black head and red eyes and the female is green opaque, with the neck and the center of the yellowish belly and dark eyes. Has relatively wide beak, yellow-clear jaw.

It feeds on fruits, insects and flower nectar.

It reaches sexual maturity at 12 months. Nests in the shape of a shallow bowl and set with cobwebs to a fork, between 3 and 12 m high. Each litter usually has between 2 and 3 white eggs with brown spots, and 2-3 litters per season. The chicks hatch after 13 days.

Varies uncommon to locally common in the canopy and on the edges of rainforests of land and floodplain, and barns tree, visiting only occasionally clearings. Solitary lives, in pairs or, rarely, in small groups, usually high in the trees. Participate in often mixed flocks. Species generally quiet.

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