Colorful Cohort – Seven-colored Tanager

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Part of a Colorful Cohort:
Seven-colored Tanager
The Seven-colored Tanager is decked out in eye-catching shades of turquoise, green, blue, yellow, and orange. It resembles the Green-headed Tanager, a species confusingly known as the Seven-colored Tanager (saíra-sete-cores) in Portuguese.The Seven-colored Tanager is found only in northeast Brazil and is closely related to other colorful birds found in that area, including the Gilt-edged Tanager.This tanager has a small, fragmented range and a declining population, due to continued habitat loss and capture for the cage bird trade.

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