Tangara cayana (Linnaeus, 1766)
Endemic to :
Brazil, Paraguai, Argentina, Bolívia, Peru, Colômbia, Venezuela, Guiana, Suriname and French Guyana
Migratory Bird :
The whole year
Feeds on :
It inhabits open and riparian forests, cultivated areas, parks and gardens. Live in pairs or in small groups.
This tanager feeds on fruits and insects like termites and wasps. It usually frequents feeders and trees with ripe fruits, such as the red-pepper (Schinus terebinthifolia), magnolia (Magnolia spp) and tapiá or tanheiro (Alchornea glandulosa).
The Burnished-buff Tanager (Tangara cayana) is a passerine bird of the Thraupidae family. Its scientific name means: (Cayenne or Cayenne dancer bird.)
The male has a golden-yellow plumage and a remarkable black mask that extends across the throat and through the middle of the belly, which is different in the various subspecies, which are divided into two groups: cayana and flava. The Cayana group is found in the northern Amazon region and males do not have a black mask, but only a dark spot around their eyes. The flava group is found in most of Brazil, from the Northeast to the Southeast and Midwest, and males have the extensive black mask. The female is paler and does not have a black mask. In both sexes the wings have a bright green color. It weighs about 20 grams and measures 5.9 inches