17 May, 2011

Blue-grey Tanager

Scientific Name: Thraupis episcopus

Population Estimate: 5-50M

Range / Habitat: Lowland tropical moist forest but also shrubland and artificial landscapes throughout Central America and northern South America.

Field Notes: Medium-sized passerine with light blue head, neck, chest, belly. Dark blue wings. Bill and eye are black and face is unmarked. Unmistakable in range.

Personal Notes: Seen at Chaa Creek in Belize and again at Nayara Hotel in Arenal, Costa Rica where we got the above photos.

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