French: Porphyrin à bec jaune German: Kobalttangare Spanish: Yal azul
interior of Bahia, Brazil
C, NE & E Brazil from S Mato Grosso, SE Pará, E Maranhão and NE Rio Grande do Norte#R S to Goiás, Piauí, W Bahia and W & C Minas Gerais, and E & S Bolivia (E Beni and SE Santa Cruz, probably also Chuquisaca).
12·5 cm; 13 g. A slim finch with relatively long tail, and long bill with only slightly curved culmen. Male is bright indigo-blue throughout, becoming blackish on... read more
Sibilant 3-note song a repetitive “swee-sweeet-zhweew, swee-sweeet-zhweew, ...”. Male... read more
Open savanna and cerrado, and associated strongly with grassland. In particular a... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on invertebrates and seeds. Gizzard samples contained 80% dry seeds (45 seeds of grasses and two unidentified) and 20% arthropods,... read more
Very little information. Males begin to sing at end of dry season and beginning of wet season, suggesting breeding mainly or strictly at... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Uncommon to rare, and patchily distributed. Now rare and local in many formerly occupied areas in Brazil, and... read more
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