June 7, 2016 – Scarlet-bellied Mountain-tanager (Anisognathus igniventris)

These tanagers are found in the Andes from Venezuela to Bolivia. They eat mostly fruit, along with flower petals and centers, nectar, leaves, seeds, and some insects. Often foraging in mixed-species flocks, they may also be seen in pairs or alone. They build cup-shaped nests from plant fibers, usually in trees or thickets. There are four subspecies which mostly vary in their red coloration and in the color of the feathers under their tails.

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