Blue Gray Tanager

Thraupis episcopus

The Blue-gray Tanager belongs to the Thraupidae family. It is a common and widespread powder blue-gray bird of open and semi-open areas with larger trees and hedges, towns, villages, and gardens in tropical and subtropical regions. It mainly feeds at mid-upper levels in trees, eating fruit, and perches readily on phone wires.

If we talk about its appereance, it is rather plain but distinctive, with beady dark eye and fairly stout bill. Populations east of the Andes in South America have broad white wing-bars and look very different. You can find it in our bird photography tours in the Manu National Park.

Source: ebrid

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo