A Sublime Bird: The Crimson-Backed Tanager Is An Enchanting Red Bird With A Silver Beak

Crimson-backed Tanager (Ramphocelus dimidiatus) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family. Striking red tanager with fairly limited range in lowlands and foothills below 1,300 m. Male is overall velvety red, brightest on the flanks and rump and darker on the head. Wings and tail are black. Females are duller reddish brown. Note silver bill with swollen base of lower mandible. Unlikely to be confused in range. Typically found in small flocks in shrubby open habitats and second growth.

While many birds might think the bright red and black had more than enough impact, these birds add a shining silver beak.

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Measuring around 18 cm (7.1 in) in length, the adult male has a silver sheen on its lower mandible. Its whole head and chest are a maroon red, brightening to a bright red on its lower back and abdomen. Its wings and tail are black. The female is duller with blackish underparts.

It is found in northern and western Colombia (south to Chocó where it is uncommon), the Maracaibo Basin in Venezuela, and over most of Panama, where it extends to Chiriquí and Veraguas Provinces in the west of the country, as well as Coiba, where it is abundant, and Pearl Islands. It inhabits forest, scrub and gardens.

However, while the females of the species also have the beautiful feathers, they were saddled with a basic black bill.

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The males have a bright crimson back along with a white lower mandible (bill). The plumage of the females and juveniles are a rich brown.

Their eggs are blue, with fine dark dots, but not enough nests have been found to know for sure how many are laid per season.

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Fortunately, they aren’t in any danger of extinction right now, listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List with little signs of habitat erosion.

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Crimson-back tanagers are native to Central and South America, most commonly to Colombia, Panama, and Venezuela.


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Ramphocelus dimidiatus• Crimson-backed Tanager• Toche Pico de Plata• 🐦🐤🐥🌿🌳🍀🌱🌻 El sangre de toro encendido, asoma terciopelo, tángara dorsirroja o toche pico de plata (Ramphocelus dimidiatus) es una especie de ave paseriforme de la familia Thraupidae, que se encuentra en Colombia, Panamá y Venezuela. Vive en los bordes del bosque húmedo, claros con arbustos y áreas cultivadas, por debajo de los 1.700 m de altitud. Se encuentra en el norte, nororiente y occidente de Colombia (Chocó y occidente del Valle del Cauca, Norte de Santander, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta la cuenca del lago Maracaibo en Venezuela y en la mayor parte de Panamá. Mide 18 cm de longitud. El pico del macho adulto presenta la mandíbula blanca plateada brillante y gruesa; Su cabeza, dorso y pecho son de color rojo grana y rojo carmesí brillante a los lados la espalda, en la grupa y en el vientre. Las alas, la cola y el centro del abdomen son de color negro. La hembra se diferencia porque tiene todo el pico negruzco, la garganta y el pecho negros y el rojo de la cabeza y las partes superiores opaco, aunque presenta rojo nítido en el abdomen y la grupa. La hembra pone dos huevos azules con puntos oscuros. #your_best_birds#wildlife#best_birds_of_world#birds#birdsofcolombia#avesdecolombia#your_best_birds#birdsofinstagram#bestbirdshots#Wildbird#Yearofthebird#birdyourworld#speciesofbirds#birdwatchExperiencie#Birds_adored#macrophoto#best_birds_of_ig#naturehippys_birds#nuts_about_birds#Excellent_Nature#birds_adored#planetbirds#bird_brilliance#splendid_nature#feather_perfection#pocket_birds#best_birds_of_world #Ramphocelusdimidiatus #CrimsonbackedTanager #TochePicodePlata

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People Share “Unwritten Rules” of the Society That Everyone Should Follow, and Here Are 20 of Them

In order for us to function in a healthy society, there’s a set of unwritten rules we have to follow. Those are one of the things that no school teaches you, and at some point, you have to learn that yourself. Some call them good manners, some call them rules, or maybe just common sense.

However you name it, society has a rule book that ‘forces’ people to behave and be good to one another. In order to do that you have to be aware of these “unwritten rules”. Therefore, today we will share some with you.

One Reddit user asked a question: “What is one ‘unwritten rule’ that you believe everyone should know and follow?” And there were quite some people who shared their wisdom with the internet. People were listing things that should be common knowledge but for some reason aren’t, and it’s about time everyone learned them. Therefore, scroll down below to check out this list of “rules” we compiled for you. And if you know another one that hasn’t been mentioned, make sure to share it with us in the comment section.



If I show you a picture on my phone, don’t go swiping sideways.- Soft-Problem


Don’t watch loud videos on your phone at a restaurant. Can’t believe this isn’t common curtesy anymore. –



If you borrow something, give it back in the same condition.- Ryastor




If someone is giving you a ride you should be ready at the door before they get there. It’s so rude to have someone waiting on you when they are doing you a favor by picking you up. –Thatweirdboringdude


Let us get off the lift/train before you try to barge on ffs – Melassia


The last one to go to bed has to turn the light off. –Rebeca2277


When you have a complaint with a retail store or business, please remember that the person you are speaking too (or yelling at sadly) is just the one that happened to pick up the phone or is standing at the till. they likely have nothing to do with what went wrong and have little sway in what can be done to help. They don’t need to be yelled and screamed at for something they did not do or is under the control of a corporate office/higher up.- sebastianrileyt2


If someone is wearing headphones and is clearly keeping to themselves, leave them the fuck alone!-



Put the shopping cart back where it GOES! –brock0124


If you want to go for a hike and listen to music, come with earphones or headphones. Don’t blast loud music. – AgeOfWomen


Quit pissing on public toilet seats. – kpeterson159


When someone else is paying the bill you shouldn’t order something very pricey (it’s understandable if something expensive is the only thing you are able to eat) –yomomma1000


The “wave” of thank you when someone lets you in while driving in traffic. Its just polite – dishyboii


Double flush if you must. Nobody wants to see your poop crumbs. – jdward01


Wear deodorant if you are out in public. –kyogre120·


If someone can’t fix an aspect of their appearance in five minutes or less, don’t mention it.- greentea2727


PERSONAL SPACE (even when not in a pandemic) – keri112493





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