blue-and-yellow tanager (Pipraeidea bonariensis)
Description Blue-and-yellow Tanager (Thraupis bonariensis) in Piraju, São Paulo state, Brazil.
Date 13 January 2008, 12:00
Source SANHAÇU-PAPA-LARANJA (Thraupis bonariensis) http://www.flickr.com/photos/10786455@N00/2190449335/
Author Dario Sanches from São Paulo, Brasil http://www.flickr.com/people/10786455@N00
The blue-and-yellow tanager (Pipraeidea bonariensis) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae, the tanagers. It is found in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, extreme northern border Chile, and Andean Peru and Ecuador. Some southern region birds migrate northeastwards in the austral winter into eastern Bolivia and northeastern Argentina; also Paraguay where the birds are only migratory non-breeding residents. Males of the eastern nominate group have a black back, while the members of the western darwinii group have a green back. The latter has been considered a separate species, the Darwin's tanager (Pipraeidea darwinii). Order: Passeriformes, Family: Thraupidae, Genus: Pipraeidea, Species: Pipraeidea bonariensis (Gmelin, 1789), Synonyms: Thraupis bonariensis.