blue head and throat; blue-spotted flanks; pale belly (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Turquoise Tanager
Tangara mexicana

Native Range: South America

Notes: despite its scientific name, this species is not found in Mexico; instead, it ranges in humid forests from Columbia and Venezuela south to much of Brazil; no sexual dimorphism.

side view; lower underparts are a pale yellowish (Zoo; 2013-05-29)

posing for a portrait (Zoo; 2013-05-29)