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Animal Update: Green-and-Gold Tanagers

Seven green-and-gold tanagers are now in the Upland Tropical Rain Forest exhibit!

Published September 23, 2016


Ranging from the western Amazon Basin to the foothills of the eastern Andes in South America, these gold and green tanagers can be found in parts of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.

As one of the many types of tanagers, these green and gold birds are omnivorous. Their diet consists of a mixture of fruit, seeds, flowers and insects. They are known to live in small groups of parents and offspring.

Did you know? Tanagers build their nests in dense vegetation in a semi-circular fashion, protecting them from potential predators.

See if you can spot one of these news additions in the Upland Tropical Rainforest!

Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes updates.

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