Blue-and-yellow tanager

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

Pipraeidea bonariensis

The blue-and-yellow tanager (Thraupis 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.

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


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Thraupis bonariensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012.

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