Blue-capped Tanager Thraupis cyanocephala

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Breeding

Ffrench (1991) reports on a nest found in early June, settled about 25ft above the ground on Morne Bleu. The nest was described as deep, composed of stems, fibers and moss, with some bark present. The nest two eggs, which were colored greenish blue (Ffrench, 1991). Nests contained 2 eggs on average, colored greenish-blue with markings of black or sepia. In Colombia, eggs are reported to be lighter in color, cream to beige, and marked with purplish-brown or gray. In Bolivia, eggs are observed as a reddish-gray color, with reddish-brown markings (Hilty 2011).

Recommended Citation

Blue-capped Tanager (Thraupis cyanocephala), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/blctan2