Friday, May 27, 2022

Palm Tanager

I only got a brief glimpse of a couple of palm tanagers while at Milpe Bird Sanctuary outside of Mindo, Ecuador. They are quite dull compared to most of the tanagers we saw there, but if we were home in California they would be quite colorful by comparison. 

They are gray-blue overall with hints of olive-green in the right light. The flight feathers are blackish and the tail is blackish edged with green. It is found from Nicaragua south to Bolivia, Paraguay and southern Brazil. eBird has 310,221 observations and has photos for 6,992 of them. 

1 comment:

  1. I love blue and green together, and I like the blue legs/claws.