Blue-backed tanager

Blue-backed tanager
Cyanicterus cyanicterus

Photo by Anselmo d’Affonseca (Internet Bird Collection)

Common name:
blue-backed tanager (en); pipira-azul (pt); tangara cyanictère (fr); tangará dorsiazul (es); ziertangare (de)

Order Passeriformes
Family Thraupidae

This species is found in eastern Venezuela, the Guyanas and marginally into northern Brazil.

These birds 17-18,5 cm and weigh 33-36 g.

The blue-backed tanager is mostly found in lowland rainforests, also using dry savannas. They are present from sea level up to an altitude of 600 m.

They feed on fruits, berries, buds, leaves and nectar.

There is no available information on the reproduction of this species.

IUCN status – LC (Least Concern)
This species has a large breeding range and is described as uncommon. The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

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