April 12, 2016 – Saffron-crowned Tanager (Tangara xanthocephala)

Requested by: amajordoseofinsanity

These tanagers are found in the Andes, from Venezuela to Bolivia. They eat insects and fruit, searching for their prey along small branches. Often traveling in pairs or small groups, they also join mixed-species flocks with other tanager species. Little is known about their breeding behavior, though they are thought to be socially monogamous. Although they are classified as a species of Least Concern by the IUCN, their population is likely in decline due to habitat destruction.

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