Admire the unique and distinct beauty of the Black-capped Tanager, the captivating male of the bird world (Stilpnia heinei)

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El macho y la hembra de esta hermosa tángara heinei, (black-capped tanager, Stilpnia heinei) son tan diferentes entre si, que podría pensarse que son especies diferentes. El macho es azul y turquesa con una corona negra y la hembra es verde con la cabeza azul.

Tángara heinei, black-capped tanager, Stilpnia heinei, Male

Viven en las montañas de Venezuela, Colombia y el norte de Ecuador y en cada uno de estos países recibe un nombre diferente: tángara capirotada (en Colombia), tángara de gorro negro (en Venezuela) o tangara gorrinegra (en Ecuador).

La hembra construye el nido con paja, musgo, líquenes y telarañas y ella sola empolla y cuida sus polluelos, mientras el macho esporádicamente le lleva comida a la madre. Se alimentan principalmente de insectos que encuentran entre el follaje.

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