Animal Update: Paradise Tanagers

Three paradise tanagers have been added to our Upland Tropical Rain Forest exhibit!

Published August 18, 2017

Paradise tanagers can be found in the high, humid canopy of the Amazon basin.


They average 7 inches in length and usually weigh between 18 to 25 grams. They forage for small berries, fruits and insects. Male and female paradise tanagers are virtually identical in appearance, but they can be differentiated by behavior—males sing and females build nests.


Two females and one male join our resident male paradise tanager in Upland Tropical Rain Forest. These birds are easy to spot because of their lime green eye masks and bright teal chests. Keep an eye out for the flock of four flying together around the ficus tree located off the lower deck.

Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes updates!





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