blue yellow tanager birds
blue yellow tanager birds

Blue and yellow Tanager

Rauenia bonariensis

The Blue and Yellow Tanager belongs to the Thraupidae family. It is an attractive bird found in a variety of semiopen and lightly wooded habitats, mainly in drier areas of the Andes, as well as across the lowlands from northern Argentina to southern Brazil.

It is usually seem in pairs or small groups, not with mixed-species flocks. This species forages low to high in shrubs and trees. Males are colorful, with a bright blue head and yellow underparts and rump; back is greenish in Chile and north in the Andes to Ecuador, but black in eastern lowlands. Females are rather drab and are best identified by stout bill and presence of males. You can enjoy it on our birding tours in the Manu Reserved Zone.”

Source: ebird

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo