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Blue-gray Tanager

Thraupis episcopus


They feed are many types of berries and seeds arillate. Sometimes gather in large numbers in "figs" (Ficus spp.) With fruit. They take nectar from flowers of "raft" (Ochroma pyramidale) and "poro" (Erythrina spp.). Looking insects and spiders from foliage and bend over to examine the underside of horizontal branches, rails, electrical cables, etc.. Also feed on green and tender leaves. Reach artificial feeders eating mostly bananas and plantains.


They are found in all sorts of open areas with trees and shrubs, gardens on the outskirts of the city, parks and squares of cities and sites in secondary growth. Also located on edges of rainforest, including falling to the canopy.

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Costa Rica

Spotted on Jan 15, 2014
Submitted on Jan 20, 2014

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