Tanagers by the Genus Thraupis

Ive noticed that recently the Blog is getting a lot of hits from the U.S. so…todays posts are sponsored by the english language, that way spanish readers can practice their english for a while and English readers can have a break!

In Honduras we have 31 members of the Thraupidae familiy and a nice fact is that only 3 of them are migrants (Summer, Scarlet and Western Tanagers)…lovely birds them all.

Now, getting down to business in the genus that gives the family its name we have 2 birds: The Blue Gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus and the Yellow Winged Tanager Thraupis abbas both of them can be found from sea level to about 1600 meters (thats some 5280 ft). A good place for spotting these 2 is The Lake Yojoa which is located at about a couple of hours from Tegucigalpa or San Pedro Sula. Specifically in the lake at the hotel Agua Azul….sweet place for birds, real sweet, Only place ive ever birded from the hotel Bar sipping on some juice and spotting Red Legged Honeycreepers (Thraupidae also)…sweet.

As always the photos:

Blue Gray Tanager
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Yellow Winged Tanager

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~ por Luis Daniel en abril 10, 2007.

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