Brown Tanager

 
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Brown Tanager (Orchesticus abeillei)

 

The Brown Tanager (Orchesticus abeillei) is a small passerine bird, the only member of the genus Orchesticus. It averages 17 cm in length and weighs around 31.5 g.

 

Distribution:

The Brown Tanagers are native to Brazil and are found at an elevation at 900-1500 m. They are generally uncommon and intensely localized. They inhabit only a few montane forests near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They are only known known from several protected areas, such as the Itatiaia National Park - which is part of the Mantiqueira mountain range.

 

Diet / Feeding:

It often catches insects in the air with beak. It also picks insects off the plants.

 

Breeding:

The female lays 2 eggs with a pink hue. The larger end of the egg is speckled with brown and

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson


 

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