Green-mantled Tanager Pipraeidea darwinii
(aka Blue-and-yellow Tanager Thraupis bonariensis)

Chilean name: Naranjero
Male Blue-and-yellow Tanager, Putre, Chile, February 2007 - click for larger image The Green-mantled Tanager is distributed on the Andean slopes of Ecuador, Peru, northern Chile and western Bolivia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in light woodland, agricultural areas and gardens with trees and shrubs especially in semi-arid areas such as the pre-puna shrub of northern Chile. It is often associated with human habitation.
Male Blue-and-yellow Tanager, Putre, Chile, February 2007 - click for larger image The male, pictured here, has a blue head and throat with a black mask and a greenish back with yellow rump. Underparts are yellow with an orange wash to the breast. The female is duller with a pale blue head, olive back, whitish throat and buffy underparts.

This species has been split from Blue-and-yellow Tanager Thraupis bonariensis by the HBW and Birdlife International checklist on the basis of plumage variations in both males and females as well as differences in vocalisation .
Male Blue-and-yellow Tanager, Socorama, Chile, February 2007 - click for larger image
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