Wildlife & Nature feat Blue Gray Tanager

Don’t be deceived by Blues… this bright bird has the look and the personality! The Blue-Gray tanager is known for its habitat in urban areas, the Blue-Gray Tanager is a sociable and enthusiastic species that is located throughout Mexico, Central America, and into northern South America. The habitat it prefers is wide space with scattered forests, towns villages, parks, or edges of forests.

Our departed friend is one among

The 200 species of tanagers are found in the world. Male and females have a similar look, though females are a bit duller. birds facts The tail and wings that belong to Blue-Gray Tanagers appear Blue (think that of the coral reef color) which gets darker towards the back. However their neck, head, and under areas display an intense gray which enhances the blue color more!

The species primarily feeds on fruits, however, they will also eat some nectar, flowers, and insects. They usually move in small groups and can be found in bird species that consume fruit also. The merrier the better you think?

The Blue-Gray Tanager breeding period

runs from March through July. Females lay between one and three eggs, which are then incubated for 12 – 14 days. These eggs can be distinguished by their appearance. For instance, they have a blue marble appearance. When they hatch the parents will look after their chicks that depend upon them till they depart the nest.

The nests are constructed with animal hair and plant material and sometimes invaded and invaded by brown-headed Cowbirds…how horrible! Therefore, you can add “noble” to the list of attributes for our small pet too.maturity around four years old and nest from January to April. Once they are adults and have found their soulmate, females lay a couple of eggs that hatch for approximately five weeks, while their fathers go on hunts for food. More

A bird’s life is not complete

without its beautiful and melodious tweets. Blue-Gray Tanager’s calls are beautiful “tsuup” (say “What’s up” extremely fast) and is followed by long tweeting notes.  The Scarlet Macaw nests in large holes in tall living or dead trees; they do not dig these holes, but rely on finding cavities that are high off the ground and have vertical entrances. Finding enough of such trees can be a limiting factor for these birds to maintain populations in an area, especially because some bee species occupy the same kind of tree cavity. A macaw pair will lay 1-2 eggs per season in such a nest and raise them together. These macaws are serially monogamous, but they may change mates after several seasons.


In 1900, these parrots could still be seen in forests throughout Central America; by 1950, however, due to habitat destruction, they were absent from the Caribbean slope except in the Northwest. They have also suffered from the pet trade; fortunately, today they are protected in every country in which they live.

This adorable pet is only 17cm, But its distinct characteristics are what catch the eye. Are you looking forward to getting the chance to see this species? Join us for the On-site Belize Birding tour to have a private encounter with the bird or better yet take a look at our Wings Over Belize Package. Regular or avid birders are sure to be impressed and there’s a lot for you to observe, that’s what we guarantee it!

they’ve never been observed getting

rid of waste from their nests. Are Birds Mammals? When it comes to sharing parental responsibilities…there’s no problem! As one parent incubates eggs (about 3 to 5 at each time) from the early afternoon until dawn, the other adult hunts for materials that are useful and food items. It’s all about cooperation! 

There’s plenty to know about this blue-diamond-colored bird and its behavior that makes this blog seem like a short information sheet. If you’re looking to learn details about Blue-Crowned Mosquito (and numerous other Belize birds) Join us for an or better yet you can check out the Birds of the Wings Over Belize Ten-day birding packages!Tags: 

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meals, and excursions. Scarlet Macaw Scarlet Macaw is one of the huge red blue, yellow, and South American parrots, and one of the largest collections of Neotropical macaws, or parrots. It is found in humid evergreen forests in Tropical South America. 

With sturdy wings as well as hollow bones to assist in flighting the macaws can achieve speeds of 35 miles an hour. The Scarlet macaw is a sturdy and curved beak, which can crack hard seeds and nuts, as well as a tongue which can hold the kernel in place to remove it from its shell. Males and females are similar.

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