Swallow tanager

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Swallow tanager
Swallow Tanager (Tersina viridis)..jpg
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Male in Paraná, Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Tersina
Vieillot, 1819
Species: T. viridis
Binomial name
Tersina viridis
(Illiger, 1811)

Tersina is a genus of tanager. It contains a single species, the swallow tanager (Tersina viridis) . It is found widely throughout South America, from eastern Panama to far northern Argentina.

The species is somewhat dimorphic, as the female is a yellow-green, and the male a brighter light emerald-green, with a small deep black face and upper throat patch.


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