lovely sky-blue-grey color, brighter on wings and tail (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

Sayaca Tanager
Thraupis sayaca

Native Range: South America

Notes: very similar in appearance and habits to Latin America's Blue-grey Tanager, but mostly occurs further south in South America, its range extending into extreme southern Brazil.

solid black eye; grey bill; light blue underparts (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

posing for a portrait (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

lighter blue vent area and undertail coverts (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

probably a female, as gauged by duller greenish look (Brazil; 2007-11-09)