Seven-colored tanager

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Seven-colored tanager
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Tangara
T. fastuosa
Binomial name
Tangara fastuosa
Lesson, 1831

The seven-colored tanager (Tangara fastuosa) is a vulnerable species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is endemic to forests in north-eastern Brazil. It resembles the overall greener green-headed tanager; a species confusingly known as the seven-coloured tanager (saíra-sete-cores) in Portuguese.

The Seven-colored tanager is a 13.5 cm bird named for the spectacular coloration of its feathers.[2]

  • Turquoise-green: Head, chin and mantle
  • Black: Lores, area around bill, back, shoulders, and throat
  • Bright blue: Breast and edge of tail
  • Ultramarine blue: Belly
  • Paler turquoise-blue: Wing-coverts
  • Dark blue: Edging to wing feathers
  • Orange: Edging to tertials, rump and lower back


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2013). "Tangara fastuosa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "VU Seven-coloured Tanager Tangara fastuosa". BirdLife International. Retrieved 10 November 2014.