Pipraeidea bonariensis bonariensis
English : Blue-and-yellow tanager
French : Tangara fourchu
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thraupidae
Notes : 3 subspecies known
Adults can grow to 17 cm in length for a weight of 46.5 grams. For this subspecies, female is dull beige-brown with darker wings and clear belly. Male has bright blue head, wings and tail. Black back and black stripes on wings. Orange-yellow belly and rump.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in South America, from Andes and South Brazil and central Bolivia to central Argentina, through Paraguay and Uruguay. Subspecies found from south Brazil to Uruguay and north Argentina. Lives in cloudforest, woodlands, second growth, plantations, gardens, to 2550 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is fairly common and has a large range. It can actually benefit from deforestation and seems to face no known threats so far.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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