Wearing a beautiful suit of cobalt blue topped off with a jet black hood makes his glittering yellow crown shine ever more brightly

This bird proudly wears his cobalt blue coat and bright yellow cap, almost as though he knows he is by far the finest dressed of his species.

Wearing a beautiful suit of cobalt blue topped off with a jet black hood makes his glittering yellow crown shine ever more brightly

The golden-crowned tanager (Iridosornis rufivertex) is a Thraupidae family bird.

Above and below, a vivid blue bird with a black head and a bright yellow crown. The under-tail coverts are more of a red tint.

This species is quite similar to the Yellow-scarfed Tanager, although they live on opposing sides of Peru’s Maraon Valley.

Wearing a beautiful suit of cobalt blue topped off with a jet black hood makes his glittering yellow crown shine ever more brightly

This species is found in subtropical and tropical moist montane forests in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela, where it is endemic.

The Golden-crowned Tanager is an omnivorous bird that eats seeds, fruits, nectar, floral parts, and insects. In temperate places.

The breeding season lasts from March to June, with males flashing their brightest feathers to potential mates and male competitors.

The female constructs a nest amid dense foliage, where she lays a clutch of up to five eggs.

Wearing a beautiful suit of cobalt blue topped off with a jet black hood makes his glittering yellow crown shine ever more brightly

She incubates the eggs alone, with the male pitching in to assist feed the offspring once they hatch.

Despite the fact that this bird is scarce in its territory, the IUCN Red List classifies it as Least Concern owing to the length of its range.

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