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Tanager - Blue and Yellow


Tanager - Blue and Yellow

0.60 LBS
Estimated Delivery:
About 3 Weeks
Minimum Purchase:
1 unit(s)
Maximum Purchase:
20 unit(s)

Product Description

Identification: The Blue and Yellow Tanager (Pipraeidea bonariensis) is one of the most colorful small birds within its range and the most boldly coloured of the Thraupis species. However, contrary to one of its Spanish names, translated as “seven-colours”, the species does not quite have seven colours and, unlike in many tanager species, only the male is brightly colored. There are currently considered to be four subspecies of Blue and Yellow Tanager: Thraupis bonariensis bonariensis, Thraupis bonariensis composita, Thraupis bonariensis darwinii and Thraupis bonariensis schulzei. 

Geography: It is found in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, extreme northern border Chile, and Andean Peru and Ecuador. 

Song / Call: Click to hear the Blue and Yellow Tanager 

Size / Weight: 6.5" / 1.0-1.6 oz (28-46.5 g)

Sexing: Blue and Yellow Tanagers are very easily visually sexed as the females are significantly duller but share the same pattern. 

Temperament: Tanagers are generally quite active, conspicuous and noisy birds. The song of the Blue and Yellow Tanager is a series of four to six sweet, doubled notes, “sweé-sur, sweé-sur, sweé-sur”.

Breeding: April in Peru, Nov–Dec in Bolivia; Mar-Apr in Chile, Dec-Jan in Argentina, and Nov–Jan in Uruguay are the typical breeding seasons of these beautiful birds. Some southern region birds migrate northeastwards in the austral winter into eastern Bolivia and northeastern Argentina; also Paraguay where the birds are only migratory non-breeding residents.

Diet: Forages for fruit, leaves, buds, flowers and insects.


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