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The Paradise Tanager, Tangara chilensis is found in humid tropical and subtropical forests in the western and northern Amazon Basin in South America, it occurring in Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil and the Guianas.
The Paradise Tanager has a yellow-green head, with a red or reddish-yellow rump, sky blue wing coverts, belly and breast, and a black tail, back, shoulders and neck. The legs and beak are black and the eyes brown.
Keeping a Paradise Tanager
The bird should be kept on as high a level as possible, in a large and well-planted cage, with water to wash in. Ideally, the nesting box should contain grass, leaves, pieces of bark, moss and other debris such as the fibers of coconuts. The bird likes to hide in corners and build its nest in thick bushes or shrubbery. Typically lays two or three eggs and has an incubation period of a couple of weeks.
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