Silver-beaked Tanager Male (Ramphocelus carbo)


June 18, 2012

Silver-beaked Tanager Male

Nancy took this image while on a trip led by Brian Rapoza for the Tropical Audubon Society to Trinidad and Tobago.

This is a medium-sized tanager (about 7 inches long), weighing ⅞ of an ounce. They are often seen in noisy groups of six to ten birds in the undergrowth of light wooded and cultivated areas of South America east of the Andes and as far south as Paraguey and central Brazil, including Trinidad.

Femalesimage are duller than males, with brownish upperparts, reddish-brown underparts, and black bills. Silver-beaked Tanagers are social birds. They eat mostly fruit, but will take insects.

Photographic details: Canon EOS 7D camera w/ EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens set at 400mm. Off-camera flash was used. Camera was on f/6.7 for 1/250 sec at ISO 800. Exposure was decreased 2.5 stops in post-processing.

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