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SPECIES INFO

The Puerto Rican Tanager (Nesospingus speculiferus) is a small passerine bird endemic to the archipelago of Puerto Rico. It is the only member of the Nesospingus genus of the tanager family.

On average it measures 16 cm and weights 36 g. Groups of about 12 individual. Hang out in dense vegetation. Roost in palm trees or bamboo. The Puerto Rican Tanager eats palm fruits, ants and species from the Cecropia genus. Evidence shows that they also eat spiders, lizards and frogs. Cup-shaped nest no higher than 9 m in tree. Cream colored eggs speckled with a darker shade of brown. The species breeds from January to August.

See also
  • List of endemic fauna of Puerto Rico
  • List of Puerto Rican birds





                                     



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