lime-green head; black face; blue breast; red rump (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Paradise Tanager
Tangara chilensis

Native Range: South America

Notes: this tanager is one of the world's truly beautiful avian species; little sexual dimorphism.

purple throat; blue wing lines; turquoise breast, belly (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

jet-black back, wings, tail (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

frontal view (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

posing for a portrait (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

just simply a spectacular bird (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

just simply a really spectacular bird (Zoo; 2012-10-23)