Also known as: Ramphocelus bresilius, tiê-fire-blood ox.
Size: Measures 17 to 19cm, weighs 25 to 30,7g. The origin of its name comes from the male's plumage, which has bright red color, parts of the wings and tail are black. Was sexually dimorphic, the female is less showy very similar and sometimes confused with the female Ruby-crowned Tanager, brown color on the tops and reddish-brown in the lower.
It feeds on fruits, seeds and various artópodes, like crickets, beetles, spiders, moths and caterpillars caught between vegetation.
Lives in edges of forests and shrub areas, salt marshes, usually close to water bodies.