A Beautiful Mix Of Azure-blue And Olive Green Are Finished Off To Perfection By A Pair Of Startling Yellow Socks!
Large for his species he is covered head to tail in a beautiful mix of azure-blue, and olive green!
MEET THE BLUE-CAPPED TANAGER
The blue-capped tanager (Sporathraupis cyanocephala), is a species of bird in the tanager Thraupidae family. Wearing a blue crown and nape with olive-yellow upper parts and tail, these birds also have a dusky mask through the eye. Their throat and other underparts are gray.
The tibial area, vent, and under tail coverts are yellow.
Both sexes look very similar and are quite difficult to tell apart.
These birds are endemic to and found in Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Blue-capped tanagers can be found in humid to wet cloud forests, as well as scrub, broken-canopy and secondary forests on the eastern slopes of the northern Andes.
Blue-capped tanager dines mainly on fruit but has also been known to make aerial sallies to catch insects on the wing.
There is little information on the breeding process of these birds. What is known is that they breed between June and October, building a cup-shaped nest made out of stems, fibers, moss, and bark about eight meters above the ground.
Due to this bird’s large range, it is considered to be of Least Concern on the IUCN list.