chestnut head; yellow nape; green throat; blue below(Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Bay-headed Tanager
Tangara gyrola

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: a beautiful tanager (aren't they all?) of wet forests from Costa Rica to southern Brazil; eats mostly small fruits and insects, often swallowed whole; little sexual dimorphism;

dorsal view; green upperparts (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

solid black eye (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

dark bill; green tail and undertail coverts (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

posing for a portrait (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

in the wild (Panama; 2008-06-15)