Birds of Colombia

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FLAME-RUMPED TANAGER

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Ramphocelus flammingerus

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Ramphocelus flammingerus

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ASOMA CANDELA

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HEMBRA DE LA ASOMA CANDELA

Flame-rumped tanager
Asoma candela

Ramphocelus flammigerus

This sociable tanager has a velvety black plumage with a bright red or lemon color in the rump, reason for which it is commonly known as the Flame-rumped Tanager. It has a stout silver bill with a dark tip in both sexes. Dark red iris. The female is grayish above with a red or orange patch in the rump. Yellow below with an orange breast band. Inhabit in shrubs of open and semi-open areas in low regions less than 1600 m. Found usually in pairs or in small groups. Conspicuous in shrubby areas and gardens. Feeds on insects that may swallow entire, spiders, and certain fruit. Clutch is generally two eggs marked with black, brown or lilac. Two broods per season.

Esta es un ave sociable que se mezcla fácilmente con otras especies. Generalmente tienen una longitud promedio de 19 cm (7.84”). El macho presenta plumaje negro aterdiopelado con una mancha en la espalda rojo-escarlata. Su parte inferior es de color amarillo y la rabadilla de un tono rojo o naranja. El pico es de color plateado azuloso con punta negra. La hembra tiene el dorso oliváceo con un matiz café y pintas oscuras. Su rabadilla es anaranjada y su vientre amarillo pálido. Se alimenta principalmente de insectos que a veces traga enteros, de arañas, y cierto tipo de fruta. Anida en arbustos bajos. Dos huevos con manchas cafés o lila. Dos posturas por estación.

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