A charismatic and brightly colored bird with a luscious lime green-white color combination flecked with densely packed black spots

A striking, vividly colored bird with a bright lime green upper body and a white underbelly connected by densely packed black patches.

A charismatic and brightly colored bird with a luscious lime green-white color combination flecked with densely packed black spots

A medium-sized passerine bird, the speckled tanager (Ixothraupis guttata).

This bird’s upper body is green with black markings, and it has a yellow face with a black line from the eye to the gape.

The wings and tail are black with green edges, while the underparts are white with black spots.

Both sexes appear identical, with the female having less pronounced black markings on the bottom half of the breast.

A charismatic and brightly colored bird with a luscious lime green-white color combination flecked with densely packed black spots

Furthermore, the top green margins are larger and less distinct than in males.

Fruit is the primary food source for Speckled Tanagers.

Not only this, but they have been observed eating nectar, seeds, and insects.

A little cup-shaped nest is in a tree during the breeding season.

The female lays two brown-blotched white eggs, which she incubates for 13-14 days.

They are completely developed after 14-18 days.

According to the IUCN Red List, this species is of the least concern.

A charismatic and brightly colored bird with a luscious lime green-white color combination flecked with densely packed black spots

This species breeds in Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad, Colombia, Guyana, Venezuela, and Suriname, as well as the northwestern part of Brazil.

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