Palm Tanager

Thraupis palmarum

The palm tanager is a medium-sized passerine bird. This tanager is a resident breeder from Nicaragua south to Bolivia, Paraguay and southern Brazil. It also breeds on Trinidad and, since 1962, on Tobago. In Trinidad and Tobago, it is known by colloquial names such as the "palmiste" and the "green jean".
Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum) A Palm Tanager on the bare branch of a tree at the Mount St. Benedict Monastery, in the Northern Range of Trinidad. Since my last Palm Tanager post was not a good photo due to the chromatic aberration, I decided I would post another photo that I found satisfactory. The location I mentioned above is a Roman Catholic monastery and abbey in the Northern Range, Trinidad's largest and highest mountain range; from this location a wide variety of birds can be seen, especially high soaring species and species that occur at higher elevations.  Animalia,Animals,Aves,Birds,Caribbean,Palm Tanager,Thraupis palmarum,Trinidad and Tobago

Appearance

Adult palm tanagers are 19 cm long and weigh 36 g . They are grey to dull olive-green. The flight feathers are blackish, and the long tail is blackish edged with green. A yellow wingbar shows in flight. Sexes are similar, although females may be somewhat paler.
Palm tanager (Thraupis palmarum) Canopy Tower, Panama. Dec 31st, 2018 Geotagged,Palm Tanager,Panama,Thraupis palmarum,Winter

Behavior

Palm tanagers are social, restless but unwary birds which eat a wide variety of small fruit. They also regularly take some nectar and insects, including caterpillars. The song is fast and squeaky.
Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum) A Palm Tanager on an overcast day. I took this photo last year, while I was still learning the basics of bird photography (and I still am), I used my low megapixel body and my 75-300mm kit lens to take this photo. I noticed there is a lot of chromatic aberration but I still decided to upload it lol. Animalia,Animals,Aves,Birds,Caribbean,Palm Tanager,Thraupis palmarum,Trinidad and Tobago

Habitat

It occurs in semi-open areas including cultivation and gardens. The bulky cup nest is built in a tree, usually a palm, or under the eaves of a house, and the female incubates three, sometimes two, brown-blotched cream eggs for 14 days, with another 17 days to fledging.

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Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderPasseriformes
FamilyThraupidae
GenusThraupis
SpeciesT. palmarum