Blue capped Tanager

Sporathraupis cyanocephala

The Blue-capped Tanager is a large bird from the Thraupidae family. It has a bright olive color on its upperparts and gray on its underparts, with a mostly blue head and a stout bill. Both sexes have similar colors. This species is mostly found in the Andean subtropical and temperate zones.

They are usually found alone or in pairs, often following mixed-species flocks, and can be seen in any open wooded habitat, including forest edges, second growth, and gardens. If you want to see it, you can join one of the tours in the Manu National Park.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo