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Paradise Tanager

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  • Gypohierax angolensis
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About the Paradise Tanager

The Paradise Tanager is a brilliantly colored, medium-sized songbird. These striking birds have light green heads, sky blue underparts and black upper bodies. The rump color varies depending on subspecies.

Paradise Tanagers live in humid tropical and subtropical forests in the western and northern Amazon Basin in South America. They dine on both fruits and insects, preferring to forage in the upper canopy of the forest.

This beautiful jewel of a bird is common throughout its range, though its population trend is decreasing. Its conservation status as of December 2013 is Least Concern.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 11 March 2010
Scientific Name Tangara chilensis
  • Passeriformes
  • Thraupidae
  • Tangara
  • T. chilensis
Birdorable Family Tanagers, Buntings & Cardinals
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
5.3 to 5.9 inches
.56 to .95 ounces
Range South America

International Names

  • Sete-cores-da-amazônia (Brazilian)
  • 仙唐加拉雀 (Chinese)
  • Tangara Sedmibarvá (Czech)
  • Paradistangar (Danish)
  • Paradijstangare (Dutch)
  • Paratiisitangara (Finnish)
  • Calliste Septicolore (French)
  • Siebenfarbentangare (German)
  • Tangara del Paradiso (Italian)
  • ナナイロフウキンチョウ (Nanairofuukinchou) (Japanese)
  • Paradistanagar (Norwegian)
  • Tangarka Zielonoglowa (Polish)
  • Райская танагра (Russian)
  • Tángara Siete (Spanish)
  • Paradistangara (Swedish)