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Turquoise tanager honey sucker (lat. Cyanerpes cyaneus ) - a bird from the tanager family (Thraupidae ).

Turquoise tanager honey sucker 12-13 cm long and weighing up to 14 grams. The beak is somewhat bent, black. There is sexual dimorphism. The breeding outfit of the male is purple-bluish. The wings, tail and back are black. The legs are red in color. The upper side of the head is colored turquoise. The underside of the wings, which can only be seen in flight, is lemon yellow in color. After the current period, the male molts into a darker, greenish plumage with black wings. Females and juveniles are greenish. The underparts are lighter in color and often slightly striped. Females 'legs are colored red-brown, while young birds' legs are brown. The singing of a turquoise flower girl is a short tsip.

The turquoise honeydew tanager extends from southern Mexico to Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. The species is probably introduced to Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba.

The species inhabits both forests and forest edges and plantations, where it can often be found in small groups.

The turquoise tanager honey sucker feeds mainly on nectar, as well as insects and fruits.

Turquoise honey sucking tanagers become sexually mature by about 15 months. Current time runs from April to June. The female builds a small cup-shaped nest in the tree. Clutch of eggs consists in most cases of two white eggs with brown spots. The eggs hatch for 12 to 13 days. Young birds become independent after about 14 days and leave the nest. Birds can live over 10 years.

· C. c. brevipes - Cabanis, 1850

· C. c. carneipes - Sclater, 1860

· C. c. cyaneus die Typusart - Linnaeus, 1766

· C. c. dispar - Zimmer, 1942

· C. c. eximius - Cabanis, 1850

· C. c. gemmeus - Wetmore, 1941

· C. c. gigas - Thayer & Bangs, 1905

· C. c. holti - Parkes, 1977

· C. c. pacificus - Chapman, 1915

· C. c. tobagensis - Hellmayr & Seilern, 1914

· C. c. violaceus - Zimmer, 1942

1. Boehme R.L., Flint V.E. A five-language dictionary of animal names. Birds. Latin, Russian, English, German, French. / under the general editorship of Acad. V.E.Sokolova. - M .: Rus. lang., "RUSSO", 1994. - P. 410. - 2030 copies. - ISBN 5-200-00643-0

Basic information

Family: tanager

The size: 41-48 cm

Spread: throughout Central and South America

Color options: unknown

Compatibility: pairs can settle with other non-carnivorous birds of similar size, but some specimens show aggressiveness at the beginning of the reproductive period

Features: not

Feeding:for tanager honey suckers, nectar is the main part of the diet, as well as fruit and pelleted food for non-cerebral natives with a low iron content. Tanagra willingly eat soaked berries

Typical diseases: susceptible to diseases associated with an excess of iron

Breeding: it is important to provide privacy, you will need an aviary planted with plants

Nest: moss, horsehair and even spider webs are used to build a bowl-shaped nest on plants

Typical masonry size: 2 eggs

Duration of incubation: 12-14 days

Feeding during parental care: live food, egg food

Exit the nest:on about the 14th day

Life Expectancy: 8 and more years

Color variations are still unknown.

Purple Tanager Honey Sucker (Cyanerpes caeruleus). Males wear a gorgeous purple outfit all year round with a black bib at the throat and a stripe across the eyes. Their wings and tail are also black, and their legs are yellow. Females are greenish, with streaks on the underside of the body and a blue stripe on each side of the beak. These birds feed on nectar and are less hardy than real tanagers, in particular due to their smaller size.

Turquoise tanager honey sucker (Cyanerpes cyaneus). In breeding plumage, males resemble a purple honey-sucking tanager, but are distinguished by red legs, a bright blue spot on the head and the absence of a black bib. In the inter-nesting period, males are similar to females, which lack the yellowish coloration on the mask, as in the purple honey-sucking tanager.

Paradise Tanager (Tangara chilensis). Green head, blue under the throat and blue-green coloration of the lower body. The upper back and wings are black, while the lower and upper tail are bright red.

Golden tanager (Tangara arthus). Predominantly yellow-orange plumage, black ear coverts and wingtips.

Green tanager (Tangara gyrola). Green plumage with a bluish tinge on the underside of the body combined with a pale brown head coloration.

Palm tanager (Thraupis palmarum). The plumage is predominantly bluish green. Its shade changes depending on the lighting. The underside of the body is gray.

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