|Copyright: Martin Aguero (maguero)
|Date Taken: 2008-07-20|
|Camera: OLYMPUS E-500|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-07-20 18:19|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
The Blue-gray Tanager, Thraupis episcopus is a medium-sized South American songbird of the Tanager family, Thraupidae. Its range is from Mexico south to northeast Bolivia and northern Brazil, all of the Amazon Basin, except the very south. It has been introduced to Lima, Peru.
The breeding habitat is open woodland, cultivated areas and gardens. One to three, usually two, dark-marked whitish to grey green eggs are laid in a deep cup nest in a high tree fork or building crevice. Incubation by the female is 14 days with another 17 to fledging. The nest is sometimes parasitised by Molothrus cowbirds.
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