The Sanhaço (Thraupis sayaca) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family, the tanagers. It is a common resident in all Brazil. It occurs in a wide range of open to semi-open habitats but generally avoids the interior of dense forest. The Sanhaço feeds on flowers and insects, and this omnivorous lifestyle has helped it to become perhaps the most common urban birds in Southeastern Brazil. A similar species is the Sanhaço-da-amazônia (Thraupis episcopus),whch lives mainly in the Amazon region, feeds on fruit, but will also take some nectar and insects. This is a common, restless, noisy and confiding species, usually found in pairs, but sometimes small groups.