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BirdNote: Tanagers - Coffee Birds

05/12/12 8:57AM
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 This Scarlet Tanager (R), its cousin the Western Tanager (L), and your latte have a connection.

Much of the birds' prime wintering habitat has been turned into coffee plantations.

When shade-giving trees are cut down to grow coffee in direct sunlight, the Tanagers' winter habitat is also removed.

Plantations that grow coffee under a tall canopy of trees provide Tanagers a place to thrive in their winter home.

Learn more about shade-grown coffee and where to buy it.


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