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Thraupis episcopus

Mexico and northern South America

The blue-grey tanager derives its name from their blue and grey coloring. Their head, throat and under parts are pale grey. Their tails, wings, and backs range from light blue to dark blue coloring. The birds travel in small flocks. The female birds lay 1-3 eggs during the breeding season, which occurs between March and July. Both parents feed the chicks once they are hatched.

Habitat: Rainforests, lowland forests and semi-open forests.
Diet: Fruit, insects and small animals.
Status: Least Concern (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult: Length: 6.5 inches
Weight: 1oz
Lifespan: Up to 12 years.
Reproduction & Offspring: 12-14 day incubation period


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