Bertrando Campos

Orange-headed Tanager (Thlypopsis sordida)

The Orange-headed Tanager is a resident of gallery forest and second growth forest in Venezuela, the Atlantic Coast of Brazil and from Colombia south to Northern Argentina. Male Orange-headed Tanagers have a bright orange-yellow head that contrasts with the bird's overall gray brown upperparts and whitish underparts. Females have a paler yellow head, and have a darker more olive colored back. Orange-headed Tanagers are often encountered in pairs or small groups of three to four individuals foraging at around eye level in small trees or shrubs. Warblerlike in their movements, Orange-headed Tanagers glean insects as they hop and flutter through foliage. [Source: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=586636.]

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