Red-billed pied tanager

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Red-billed pied tanager
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male
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Mitrospingidae
Genus: Lamprospiza
Cabanis, 1847
Species: L. melanoleuca
Binomial name
Lamprospiza melanoleuca
(Vieillot, 1817)

The red-billed pied tanager (Lamprospiza melanoleuca) is a small passerine bird, a member of the Mitrospingidae family. It is the only member of the genus Lamprospiza.

The red-billed pied tanager is 17 cm in length and weighs 34 g. It lives in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil, Bolivia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru and Suriname. It occurs in groups of 3-6 individuals. It forages in mixed flocks for fruits in trees.

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