domingo, 27 de outubro de 2013

SAÍ blue

SAÍ blue

The left-Blue is a passerine bird in the tanager family. Also known as left-billed thin, had left-peas-thin and left-pointed.

It measures approximately 13 inches long and weighs an average of 16 grams. Shows sexual dimorphism: the male is blue and black, with red-light legs, while the female is green, with bluish head and orange legs. Its song is a weak chirping.

It feeds on nectar, insects and fruit. Do you usually feeders fruit. Enjoying the fruits of Tapia or iricuruna (Alchornea glandulosa), and Michelia champaca (Magnolia-yellow).

It reaches sexual maturity at 12 months. Plays in the spring and summer. The nest is a deep cup made of fine fibers, placed 5 to 7 meters from the ground, between the outer leaves of a tree. Nest building is female task, which is protected by the male intruders. 2 or 3 eggs are whitish-green or white with light gray spots and are incubated by the female. During this period it is sometimes fed by the male. The chicks are fed by the couple and remain in the nest about 13 days. Usually having 2 to 4 litters per season.


It is common in forest edges, tree barns, fields with scattered trees, dry forests and gallery. Normally lives in pairs or in small groups, actively looking for insects in the foliage or feeding on fruit trees and bushes. Lives on the edge of the forest at various altitudes, high forest canopy. It usually appears in small mixed flocks with Cyanerpes and burnished.

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