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  1. Wow, what a crazy spectacular bird! I haven't seen anything like it before, really unique. Posted 4 years ago
  2. Really, truly stunning! Posted 4 years ago

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The paradise tanager is a brilliantly multicolored, medium-sized songbird whose length varies between 13.5 and 15 cm. It has a light green head, sky blue underparts and black upper body plumage. Depending on subspecies, the rump is yellow and red or all red. The beak is black and the legs are grey.

Found in humid tropical and subtropical forests in the western and northern Amazon Basin in South America, it occurs in Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil and the Guianas... more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Joe Spandrusyszyn
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By Joe Spandrusyszyn

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Uploaded Feb 22, 2015. Captured Feb 7, 2015 13:30 in 4401 Zoo Parkway, Grant, NC 27205, USA.
  • NEX-6
  • f/6.3
  • 1/400s
  • ISO320
  • 210mm