Blue-and-yellow tanager

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Blue-and-yellow tanager
Thraupis bonariensis.jpg
Male of the black-backed nominate subspecies
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Pipraeidea
Species: P. bonariensis
Binomial name
Pipraeidea bonariensis
(Gmelin, 1789)

Thraupis bonariensis

The blue-and-yellow tanager (Pipraeidea bonariensis) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae, the tanagers. It is found in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, extreme northern border Chile, and Andean Peru and Ecuador. Some southern region birds migrate northeastwards in the austral winter into eastern Bolivia and northeastern Argentina; also Paraguay where the birds are only migratory non-breeding residents. Males of the eastern nominate group have a black back, while the members of the western darwinii group have a green back. The latter has been considered a separate species, the Darwin's tanager (Pipraeidea darwinii).

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.


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