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Blue-and-yellow Tanager

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Photo © by Fabio Gramado, Brazil, September 2005
Photo © by Fabio
Gramado, Brazil, September 2005
Pipraeidea bonariensis

Thraupis bonariensis


[edit] Identification

FemalePhoto © by Francisco PaludoCuritiba, PR, Brazil, September 2017
Photo © by Francisco Paludo
Curitiba, PR, Brazil, September 2017

17 cm (6¾ in)

  • Blue head and throat
  • Black mask
  • Greenish back
  • Yellow rump
  • Yellow underparts
  • Orange breast


  • Duller
  • Pale blue head
  • Olive back
  • Whitish throat
  • Buffy underparts

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

Sometimes included in the genus Thraupis.

[edit] Subspecies

There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • P. b. darwinii:
  • P. b. composita:
  • Andes of eastern and central Bolivia
  • P. b. schulzei:
  • P. b. bonariensis:

[edit] Habitat

Pacific lowlands and inter-montane valleys, cloudforests, montanes and high altitude shrubland, light woodland, agricultural areas and gardens with trees and shrubs.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Readily visits bird feeders. Their diet consists of both fruit and insects.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. BF Member observations
  5. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2016)

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