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Tangara heinei -juvenile male- (Black-capped Tanager / Tangara capirotada) | by PriscillaBurcher
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Tangara heinei -juvenile male- (Black-capped Tanager / Tangara capirotada)

La Ceja, Colombia; 2.300 meters above sea level.


Juvenile males show a kaleidoscope of colours: Yellow-green as the females and blue tones as adult males.


Black-capped Tanagers are vividly-colored tropical birds that occur in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru. They often occur in pairs foraging in bushes and trees for insects and fruit.


It is one of the few species in the genus that shows obvious sexual dichromatism, with males primarily gray-blue in color with a distinctive black cap, and females yellow-green without a black cap.


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Taken on February 7, 2020