Meet the Style-breasted Tanager
The copper-breasted tanager ( Tangara desmaresti ) is a mostly green to yellow bird with a vibrant blue forehead and eye ring. It is a tiny bird measuring 13 cm in length and weighing approximately 21 grams. The chest is orange, the sides green and the belly yellow. The beak and surrounding area are black along with a black spot on the throat.
The male and female bronze-breasted tanager look very similar.
– His bright ultramarine blue bib is stylishly finished off by a vest in an exceptional luminous orange!
Juvenile birds look similar to adults, although their plumage is somewhat duller.
These birds are generally found at higher elevations, between 800 and 1800 meters, on the southeast coast of Brazil.
These birds are relatively common in the canopy and along the edges of montane forests and wooded areas. They can also be found in humid Atlantic forests and secondary forests.
The copper-headed tanager feeds on arthropods such as caterpillars, spiders, and grasshopper nymphs, and fruits such as melastone berries.
During the breeding season, the Bronze-breasted Warbler nests between January and February in Rio. Both sexes carry nesting material to the nest site, but only one builds the nest. The nest is built with twigs, lichens, bamboo leaves and spider web silk. The eggs it lays are white, dotted with fine gray spots. The male can feed the female while she incubates the eggs, which is believed to last between 12 and 13 days.
Considered quite common, this species is not considered of least concern in the IUCN Minimum Network.