New World Blackbirds and Tanagers

New Word Blackbirds and Tanagers Photographed in Forest and Garden Habitats

I photographed the feature images of New World Blackbirds from the Icteridae family and Tanagers from the Thraupidae family in Trinidad’s forests, lakes, mangrove swamps and nature parks. New World Blackbirds generally feed on small animals, seeds, nectar and fruit but not exclusively on all of them while almost all tanagers have a diet of fruit and insects.

New Word Blackbirds

New Word Blackbird Notes

All species featured in the gallery are currently ‘Red List’ assessed as ‘Least Concern’.

New World blackbirds exhibit size and some plumage dimorphism with females being smaller and duller in plumage than males. The yellow-hooded blackbird has more extreme plumage dimorphism, making it easy to identify the males from females.

New Word Tanagers

New Word Tanager Notes

All species featured in the gallery are currently ‘Red List’ assessed as ‘Least Concern’.

The tanager family populates much of the New World and is extensive with over 100 genera and 400 species. They are some of the most colourful and striking birds I’ve photographed with some species exhibiting extreme plumage dimorphism.

New Word Blackbird and Tanager Behaviour

New Word Blackbird and Tanager Behaviour Notes

Feeding and nest building behaviours.