Shiny velvet black combines beautifully with a glossy crimson collar creating one of natures most eye-popping combinations

A lovely velvety black bird with a bluish-white beak and a red collar and rump.

Ramphocelus sanguinolentus, sometimes known as the Crimson-collared Tanager, is a tiny Mesoamerican songbird.

Shiny velvet black combines beautifully with a glossy crimson collar creating one of natures most eye-popping combinations

Adult appearance is black with a red collar that covers the nape, neck, and breast and is 19–20 cm (7.5–8 in) in length.

All tail coverts are crimson as well. The beak is a stunning pale blue, while the legs are a blue-gray color.

Females are generally duller than males, but they can be indistinguishable at times.

The hood of juvenile birds is bright red, the black parts are tinted with brown, and indeed the bosom is mottled red as well as black.

Shiny velvet black combines beautifully with a glossy crimson collar creating one of natures most eye-popping combinations

These birds may be found from southern Veracruz and northern Oaxaca in Mexico, all the way through Central America’s Atlantic slope to the highlands of western Panama.

Crimson-collared Tanagers prefer humid evergreen forest margins and secondary growth, where they are frequently encountered in pairs at medium to high tree levels.

Shiny velvet black combines beautifully with a glossy crimson collar creating one of natures most eye-popping combinations

The Crimson-collared Tanager creates a cup-shaped nest from of moss, rootlets, and strips of big leaves such as banana or Heliconia and places it in a tree near the forest boundary at medium height.

Within, the female typically lays two light blue eggs with blackish markings.

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