Cone-billed Tanager

South America


Conothraupis mesoleuca


Its forest habitat has to be converted for soya cultivation and other agricultural purposes, making it difficult to find suitable nest options and food resources.

The Cone-Billed Tanager, a native Brazilian passerine bird species from the Thraupidae family was first described in 1938 from a single male specimen.

Male adults have a stout but pointed bill and a predominantly black colour though there are white streaks on its lower breast, belly, and wing speculum. Female adults have a darker-hued bill, brown upper parts and white lower parts.