This is a noisey, conspicous colorful inhabitant of semi-open forests and woodlands. Often seen gathering in small fussing groups in thickets or shrubs, males posturing by lowering their wings to expose the bright rump patch. Breeding begins in February, clutch size 2 to 4 blue eggs. Frequently hybridize with Lemon-rumped Tanager.
Tying with Flamed-rumped Tanager Feathers
Salmon tiers have known that these feathers make great additions to known or creative patterns.
They can be used for tails, sides and cheeks. As an Indian crow sub they make great veilings for body sections.
Larger feathers can even be wrapped as hackles or throats on smaller salmon flies. Steelhead tiers will find many uses as well for the bright red feathers will draw considerable attention in the water.
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