Blue Gray Tanager

Thraupis episcopus

The Blue-gray Tanager is a bird belonging to the Thraupidae family, and is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions where there are larger trees and hedges, villages, towns, and gardens. It is commonly seen in open and semi-open areas, feeding on fruit at mid-upper levels in trees and often perching on phone wires. Its appearance is simple but easily recognizable with a dark, beady eye and a fairly stout bill. However, populations in the eastern parts of South America have broad white wing-bars and look distinctively different. You can spot this bird during our bird photography tours in the Manu National Park.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo