Opal-rumped Tanagers (Tangara velia) are widely distributed, although uncommon, throughout the forests of Amazonia and the Atlantic forests of eastern Brazil.

Opal-rumped Tanager at Rockstone (Photo by Kester Clarke www.kesterclarke.net)

Opal-rumped Tanagers often forage in the canopy as pairs, frequently as members of mixed species flocks, and feeding primarily on fruit, berries, and insects.

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