Puerto Rican Tanagers

Puerto Rican Tanager

The Puerto Rican Tanagers (Nesospingus speculiferus) are found in the archipelago of Puerto Rico, where they are usually seen in flocks of about 12 birds hanging out in dense vegetation. They often roost in palm trees or bamboo.

It measures about 16 cm in length (including the tail) and weighs about 36 g.

Their diet consists of palm fruits and ants. They may also eat spiders, lizards and frogs.

Most breeding activities occur between January and August. They construct cup-shaped nests that are usually placed no higher than 9 m in trees. The cream colored eggs are speckled with a darker shade of brown.


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