Bronzy Inca

Coeligena coeligena

The Bronzy Inca 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 birding tour to Peru.

Source: ebird

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo