Feeds on fruits of various types. Also, it rips the wasps and honeycombs of stingless bees to extract larvae, pupae, and sometimes also adults. In addition, in catching many insects, especially stingless bees.
They visit artificial feeders looking for bananas or bananas.
They are solitary during the winter, although they often join mixed flocks of other tangaras, reinitas, etc.
It is a neartic migratory species (see Distribution in Costa Rica).
Habitat and Distribution
Frequently the canopy and edges of evergreen and deciduous forests, thinned groves, partially cleared areas and high secondary growth, shady gardens, trees scattered in gardens and pastures.
It is a migratory species and winter resident, common between mid From September and mid to late April, in the lowlands of both slopes; In decreasing number it rises to 2500 m. and sometimes higher.
Distribution outside Costa Rica
Reproduced from southern U.S.A. to the north of Mexico.
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Demographics and Conservation
They are territorial in the winter.
Measures 5.5 cm. and weighs 30 grams. It is medium size. red or yellowish brown without pattern; The beak is thick and pale.
The adult male is red pink, darker and fusco above. The T-shirts are fuscas with red pink edges.
The immature male is very similar to the adult female, but it is brighter yellow on average below, and often has an orange dye with scattered red feathers, especially on the head, neck and back. The immature female is more opaque on average than the adult female, more greenish above and more buffed underneath. The edges of the wing feathers are brownish or grayish.