Opal-rumped Tanager

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Original source: Photo by Greg Hume (Greg5030)
Author: Photo by Greg Hume (Greg5030)

The Opal-rumped Tanager is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Opal-rumped Tanager (Tangara velia) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family. It is found in the Amazon and Atlantic Forest of South America. The population of the Atlantic Forest has a far paler chest than the other populations, and has often been considered a separate species as the Silvery-breasted Tanager (Tangara cyanomelas). Today most authorities treat it as a subspecies of the Opal-rumped Tanager. References - * BirdLife International 2004. More

Opal-rumped Tanagers are uncommon in northern South America but may be overlooked as they are fairly common around Surumoni Crane in southern Venezuela (Birds of N. South America, Restall) f/6.3, iso 800, exp comp plus 2.0, 1/800. Uploaded Apr 17, 2007 | Flickr URL Tags for this photoSacha Lodge Ecuador Turquoise Tanager Tangara mexicana Tangara mexicana boliviana 0 comments have been posted about this photo To comment, visit Flickr's page for this photo. More

The first photo of an Opal-rumped Tanager was made by Carla Out near the Voltzberg in November 2007. Then two pictures of birds in the birdcage of mr. Luchmun, Paramaribo (R.Ribot). There the blue on the head and the violet on the breast are more clearly visble. In Suriname it is an uncommon tanager of the forest, living in groups in the top of the trees. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thraupidae
Genus : Tangara
Species : velia
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)