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Blue-gray tanagers were named for their two-toned coloration: gray or light blue on their head and chest, deepening to a brighter blue coloration along their wings and tail.

blue grey tanager sitting on a stick

Did You Know?

In the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago, they have earned the nickname “blue jean” due to their coloration.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Thraupis episcopus

Southern Mexico, Central America and northern South America

Forest and forest edges

6 to 6.5 inches

Zoo Location:
Birds of the World

Fruit and insects