blue capped tanage birds
blue capped tanage birds

Blue capped Tanager

Sporathraupis cyanocephala

The Blue capped Tanager belongs to the Thraupidae family. Fairly large tanager, bright olive above and gray below with mostly blue head. Stout bill. Sexes similar. Mostly an Andean species, found in the subtropical and temperate zones.

Usually single or in pairs, often following a mixed-species flock. Occurs in any open wooded habitat, including forest edges, second growth, and gardens. You can enjoy it on Manu National Park tours.

Source: ebird

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo