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Silver-beaked Tanager

Ramphocelus carbo
Conservation Status: 
Least Concern
South America
Bushy forest margins and secondary forest

Silver-beaked Tanager males have a crimson head and black back, but females have more subtle brown camouflage.

They eat fruit and occasionally bugs.  They live in light woodlands.  Their silvery-looking beaks are used in courtship displays, with the male pointing his beak straight upwards.
They build a cup nest out of twigs and other plant material.  They usually lay 2 blue-green speckled eggs. Incubation lasts 11 to 13 days, and the chicks are able to leave the nest at just 11 to 12 days old. They live up to 11 years.
The Silver-beaked Tanager is a social bird that lives in groups of 6 to 10 individuals. They sometimes practice cooperative breeding, where chicks are partially raised by their older siblings or even unrelated adults from the flock.
They are currently listed as "Least Concern" on the IUCN Red List due to their large range and stable population.