sexta-feira, 25 de outubro de 2013

Tanager collar

Tanager collar

The Tanager-toed is a passerine bird in the tanager family. Also known as Tanager-gray.

It has about 18 inches. It is a gray body of bird, head, black throat and neck. When young its color is green-olive ridley. It has a soft, chirping mavioso very similar to the pen-and-velvet (Schistochlamys ruficapillus). According to recent findings, there is no sexual dimorphism. In the newest edition (2011) Birds Guide Brazil - Pantanal and Cerrado, appears only a single adult. Other older books present the female as an olive-green, but today this form of the bird is said to be the young.

It feeds mainly of vegetables: berries from trees and shrubs, berries of vines, larger fruit and its juice, leaves, buds and nectar.

Usually make their nest in the grass, the little height or floor. Nests type cup. It reaches sexual maturity at 12 months. Each litter is generally between 2 and 3 eggs having 2 to 3 offspring per season. The chicks hatch after 13 days. In Santo Antonio do Monte / MG was observed probably hybrid specimen comSchistochlamys ruficapillus.

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