He wears a suit of shimmering black topped off to perfection by an eye-popping rump of fiery flaming red

He’s dressed in a suit almost totally of midnight black, but for a scorching flaming red rump!

He wears a suit of shimmering black topped off to perfection by an eye-popping rump of fiery flaming red

The flame rumped tanager (Ramphocelus flammigerus) is a black bird with lemony yellow lower back, rump, and upper tail coverts (subspecies icteronotus) or the same area warmer yellow to orange, red, or scarlet (subspecies flammigerus).

The birds with less scarlet are thought to be hybrids or intergrade species.

Females are predominantly olive gray on top and on the head.

They are yellow and orange below, as well as on the lower back and rump.

He wears a suit of shimmering black topped off to perfection by an eye-popping rump of fiery flaming red

These birds may be found at low to moderate elevations in western Panama, Colombia, and extreme western Ecuador.

The flame-rumped tanager prefers main forest and its margins, second growth, overgrown places, gardens, and parks.

Icteronotus subspecies appear to be absent from the core forest.

The flame-rumped tanager, like other tanager species, feeds on fruits, seeds, and invertebrates.

The breeding habits of the flame-rumped tanager are unknown.

He wears a suit of shimmering black topped off to perfection by an eye-popping rump of fiery flaming red

However, it is known that an open cup-shaped nest is built into which a clutch of two eggs marked with black, brown, or lilac is placed. Each season, two broods are grown.

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