Paradise Tanager

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.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 11 March 2010
Scientific Name
Tangara chilensis
  • Passeriformes
  • Thraupidae
  • Tangara
  • T. chilensis
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 7 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
5.3 to 5.9 inches
.56 to .95 ounces

International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Sete-cores-da-amazônia
Chinese (汉语) 仙唐加拉雀
Czech (Cesky) Tangara Sedmibarvá
Danish (Dansk) Paradistangar
Dutch (Nederlands) Paradijstangare
Finnish (Suomi) Paratiisitangara
French (Français) Calliste Septicolore
German (Deutsch) Siebenfarbentangare
Italian (Italiano) Tangara del Paradiso
Japanese (日本語) ナナイロフウキンチョウ (Nanairofuukinchou)
Norwegian (Norsk) Paradistanagar
Polish (Polski) Tangarka Zielonoglowa
Russian (русский язык) Райская танагра
Spanish (Español) Tángara Siete
Swedish (Svenska) Paradistangara
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