Swallow Tanager

/mo for 6 mos

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$867.99
LB_TNG_S
Warranty:
"Live Arrival Guarantee: We take great pride in shipping extremely healthy and active birds to our customers. If a bird has perished upon arrival, a Finch Farm Credit for the amount of the perished bird will be provided to you as a coupon code that can be used toward a future purchase. To honor our guarantee, we require notification, in writing, within 24 hours of receipt, along with a picture of the perished bird. Please communicate with us by clicking our grey Contact Us button. While antibiotics may occasionally need to be used to treat birds, we recommend that usage is coordinated with your Veterinarian If any of the birds are 'tucking' their head, sleeping all day, fluffed up and/or lethargic. During such times using antibiotics with their only water source might be considered, however, we recommend good Veterinarian guidance. If you have issues or concerns about your birds, please notify us within three hours of receipt of your order. Once your bird(s) are in your care, we trust that you will care for your bird(s) in a loving and healthy manner. Be sure to review our Bird Care Instructions to assist in your bird's wellness. We wish you the very best in Avian adventures and thank you for choosing 'The Finch Farm Co'. Live Animals are not returnable. Please note our pet bird offerings are ready to be domesticated by you, and have been previously weaned but not necessarily hand fed. The time it takes to tame your bird is dependent upon the amount of time you spend to create a strong bond of trust with your new bird. Every bird is different. We trust you will research your bird(s) regarding how best to bond with them, and their ability to be trained, as this will vary depending upon the bird species. Claims will be honored within your 24 hour window of live guarantee. Thank you, The Finch Farm Team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company goal is to provide excellent birds, products and customer service to help enhance your avian experience. Live animals are often challenging to source. Finding the best avian pet is our focus and includes our internal farming efforts, as well as our external partner network. As such, our team would be grateful that once you have placed your live bird order, you please work with us until your order is received. Please review our cancellation policy in the Terms of Service. You can count on us for the very best in selection and service. We appreciate being a part of your avian experience as well as assisting you to breed these wonderful creatures. Let us work together to meet their needs, as well as yours, and the company who serves you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and incredible support! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
SKU:
LB_TNG_S
Availability:
3-12 Months
Weight:
0.03 LBS
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
5.50 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
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Description

Description

Description: The Swallow tanager (Tersina viridis) is a single species of Tersina, a genus of tanager. It is found widely throughout South America, from Panama to north Argentina. Natural habitat includes dry, moist and humid forest borders, older second-growth woodlands, shade trees over coffee plants, and partly cleared areas with scattered trees in clearings. Also in, or on top of canopy of humid forests and in tall riparian woodlands. 

Swallow tanagers are short-tailed with a wide flat, black bill and short, dusky horn-grey legs and have a reddish-brown iris. The base of a male's forehead, lores, ocular area (to just above eye) and throat are black with the rest of it's plumage a glistening bright turquoise-blue above and below. It's primary coverts and flight-feathers are black, narrowly edged with turquoise-blue, and tips of the primaries are black. Tail feathers are black with turquoise edges and the center of it's lower breast, belly and undertail-coverts  are white. Females are mainly bright grass-green from the base of the forehead and face (to just above eye) with a dingy grey throat that is somewhat scaled and mottled with dusky brown. Her wing-coverts are green, flight-feathers are black, outer feathers narrowly edged in green, inner featherss and tertials are more broadly edged and tinged green. The  center of her lower breast, belly and undertail-coverts are pale yellow with sides and flanks yellow with coarsely barred green.

Geography: South America

Size / Weight:  5.5" in length / 9 - 35 gm

Song / Call:  Click to listen to Swallow Tanagers

Lifespan: Uncertain

Temperament:  Swallow tanagers are sociable, occurring in small, loose single-species groups, even when breeding. They are sometimes seen with mixed-species while feeding around fruit trees. They are found perching, often for extended periods of time, in trees or high exposed treetop perches in their distinctive upright posture.

Sexing: The Swallow tanager is dimorphic and are easily sexed.

Breeding:  Solitary and loosely colonial, several pairs of Swallow tanagers may nest in close proximity. Males may defend a small territory or guard a nesting hole, but they are not  aggressively territorial. Females are believed to initiate courtship, with the male accompanying her, which includes extended bowing, sometimes accompanied by hopping and chasing. Breeding males also bow extensively to each other.  Weak shallow cup nests of various fibrous materials, built by the females, are placed in holes of old stone buildings, cliff sides, riverbanks, stone walls, cavities under bridges, or hole in a tree or dirt bank. Existing holes can be used but are dug down to soft earth prior to placement. A clutch is typically 3  white eggs, occasionally 4 with incubation by female for 13–17 days. Males typically ignore mate during incubation, but become attentive at hatching and sometimes help with feeding of the young.

Diet: Fruits and Arthropods; oranges, apples, bananas, berries, ants, mealworms, termites

DNA Testing

If there is no gender option listed for a bird on our website, that particular species is 'monomorphic', which means we’re unable to determine gender without purchasing DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $149 per bird to guarantee preferred gender. DNA testing may add an additional 3-6 plus weeks to estimated delivery time to allow for gender results. See our FAQs for more info.

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Warranty:
"Live Arrival Guarantee: We take great pride in shipping extremely healthy and active birds to our customers. If a bird has perished upon arrival, a Finch Farm Credit for the amount of the perished bird will be provided to you as a coupon code that can be used toward a future purchase. To honor our guarantee, we require notification, in writing, within 24 hours of receipt, along with a picture of the perished bird. Please communicate with us by clicking our grey Contact Us button. While antibiotics may occasionally need to be used to treat birds, we recommend that usage is coordinated with your Veterinarian If any of the birds are 'tucking' their head, sleeping all day, fluffed up and/or lethargic. During such times using antibiotics with their only water source might be considered, however, we recommend good Veterinarian guidance. If you have issues or concerns about your birds, please notify us within three hours of receipt of your order. Once your bird(s) are in your care, we trust that you will care for your bird(s) in a loving and healthy manner. Be sure to review our Bird Care Instructions to assist in your bird's wellness. We wish you the very best in Avian adventures and thank you for choosing 'The Finch Farm Co'. Live Animals are not returnable. Please note our pet bird offerings are ready to be domesticated by you, and have been previously weaned but not necessarily hand fed. The time it takes to tame your bird is dependent upon the amount of time you spend to create a strong bond of trust with your new bird. Every bird is different. We trust you will research your bird(s) regarding how best to bond with them, and their ability to be trained, as this will vary depending upon the bird species. Claims will be honored within your 24 hour window of live guarantee. Thank you, The Finch Farm Team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company goal is to provide excellent birds, products and customer service to help enhance your avian experience. Live animals are often challenging to source. Finding the best avian pet is our focus and includes our internal farming efforts, as well as our external partner network. As such, our team would be grateful that once you have placed your live bird order, you please work with us until your order is received. Please review our cancellation policy in the Terms of Service. You can count on us for the very best in selection and service. We appreciate being a part of your avian experience as well as assisting you to breed these wonderful creatures. Let us work together to meet their needs, as well as yours, and the company who serves you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and incredible support! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
SKU:
LB_TNG_S
Availability:
3-12 Months
Weight:
0.03 LBS
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
5.50 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
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