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.