Crimson-Backed Tanager: The Striking Red Bird With A Shining Silver Beak

By. Anuradha

If you are a bird lover, then you would surely have realized that there would never be an end to this hobby. Each day, nature would present you with surprises and just when you think that you have seen and studied most of the birds that visit your locality, then there would be a newcomer with striking feathers and features, who would steal your time in the next couple of days.

The world of birds is fascinating. Birds have unique patterns of living and everything about them is quite interesting and adorable. We know that the internet is filled with information about different varieties of birds but we felt that we should speak about this beautiful tanager who is popularly known for its silver beak.

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Crimson-backed tanagers are known as Ramphocelus dimidiatus and they are native to South and Central America. Particularly, they are mostly common in Panama, Colombia and Venezuela. They are distinct from other bird species because of the unique crimson colour on their plumage and according to bird experts, this distinct colour helps them birds especially during their mating season and also to face their potential enemies. These tanagers lay blue-coloured eggs which have black dots on them. They are mostly seen in flocks but during the mating season, the birds can be spotted in pairs.

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The best thing about them is that they are not still included in the endangered list and even though we do not often get to see them, they live sound and safe in deep forests in South and Central America. However, with the exhilarating rate of pollution and human intervention in ecological processes, the future of tanagers as well as all other animals living around us are in danger and we humbly request all of you to think more than twice about protecting mother nature. None of us can survive without all these trees, birds, vegetation and other living and non-living organisms and this is the high time for all of us to reflect on our deeds.

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