A handsome suit of royal blue is accentuated with a perfectly placed white cap and a rather jaunty fiery red crest

He’s unmistakable in his magnificent royal blue suit, and he completes his stunning outfit with a spotless white cap and a flaming red crest!

A handsome suit of royal blue is accentuated with a perfectly placed white cap and a rather jaunty fiery red crest

The diademed tanager (Stephanophorus diadematus) is a Neotropical bird species belonging to the Thraupidae family of tanagers.

The male of this species is about 7 inches long, with deep blue plumage that is darker at the wings and tail, and a lighter blue shoulder patch.

His black-fronted head is crowned with a white crown (diadem) with a little red tuft on top.

When compared to the male, the female is duller, and her crown is grayer.

A handsome suit of royal blue is accentuated with a perfectly placed white cap and a rather jaunty fiery red crest

These birds are indigenous to southern Brazil, northeast Argentina, and Uruguay, and are typically found in open environments.

These birds prefer dense thickets in Uruguay, where they often sit on the tops of trees and bushes along the edges of montane forests, such as Araucaria forests, woodlands, parks, and gardens.

A handsome suit of royal blue is accentuated with a perfectly placed white cap and a rather jaunty fiery red crest

This species, which has a beak built for cutting and crushing, like to eat buds and leaves, particularly those of banana and strelitzia plants. If given the opportunity, they are thought to devour insects.

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