A beautiful mix of azure-blue and olive green are finished off to perfection by a pair of startling yellow socks

He is large for his species and is coated in a gorgeous blend of azure-blue and olive green from head to tail!

A beautiful mix of azure-blue and olive green are finished off to perfection by a pair of startling yellow socks

The blue-capped tanager (Sporathraupis cyanocephala) is a bird species in the Thraupidae family of tanagers.

These birds have a dark mask through the eye and a blue head and neck with olive-yellow upper parts and tail.

The neck and other underparts of these birds are gray.

Yellow is seen in the tibial region, vent, and under tail coverts.

Both sexes appear fairly similar and are difficult to distinguish.

A beautiful mix of azure-blue and olive green are finished off to perfection by a pair of startling yellow socks

Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, and Trinidad & Tobago are the only places where these birds may be found.

Blue-capped tanagers may be found on the eastern slopes of the northern Andes in damp to wet cloud forests, as well as scrub, broken-canopy, and secondary woods.

The blue-capped tanager mostly feeds on fruit, although it has been observed doing aerial sallies to grab insects on the fly.

A beautiful mix of azure-blue and olive green are finished off to perfection by a pair of startling yellow socks

There is little information available about these species’ breeding habits.

What is known is that they breed between June and October, making a cup-shaped nest around eight meters above the ground out of twigs, fibers, moss, and bark.

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