29 Mar '15, 7pm

#DYK? There are over two hundred species of colorful #tanagers! #ForestFacts #birds

#DYK? There are over two hundred species of colorful #tanagers! #ForestFacts #birds

The blue-gray tanager belongs to a large family of small tropical birds. There are over two hundred species of colorful tanagers found from Canada all the way to central Argentina. The blue-gray tanager is a small bird, weighing between 30 - 40 grams and measuring six inches, including its two-inch-long tail. The head, throat and under parts are a pale gray with a greenish-blue tinge. The tail and wings are a bright blue and its back is a darker blue. While both sexes are similar in appearance, the color of the female is generally duller and grayer than that of the male. The birds are usually seen in pairs or small groups. Breeding season is from March to July. During this time, the female lays one to three mottled eggs, which she incubates for 12 to 14 days. Once hatched, both parents feed their chicks.

Full article: http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/kids/species-profiles/...

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