Pájaros conocidos como Azulejos de Jardín
Thraupis episcopus nesophila
Foto cortesía de Maria de Lourdes Silva
Back at Crystal Paradise Lodge after spending the morning birding the Mountain Pine Ridge, we had just an hour to hang around the lodge's feeders before getting in the van and heading off to the Guatemalan border.
This was one of the interesting species coming to the papayas/mangos set out by the lodge. It has a fairly restricted range, from central Mexico to Nicaragua, and is quite beautifully colored.
Thraupis is a genus of birds of the tanager family occurring from Mexico to Argentina. Some are familiar species with large ranges. As currently defined the genus includes 9 species, but this includes species from two separate clades. Consequently, the genus is paraphyletic and two species (T. cyanocephala and T. bonariensis) are likely to eventually be moved to another genus.