French: Évêque indigo German: Türkiskardinal Spanish: Picogrueso índigo
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
NE Argentina (Misiones, Corrientes, Entre Ríos and NE Buenos Aires), SE Brazil (S São Paulo, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul) and N, E & W Uruguay; in austral winter, some move N as far Mato Grosso do Sul (S Brazil).
14 cm; three birds 16–19·5 g. Male is deep dark sky-blue above (each feather having very narrow blackish terminal edging), brightest on forehead and rump; remiges blackish... read more
Song, usually from concealed perch in dense cover, a fast, high, hurried jumbled warbling; call “... read more
Edges of low forest, bushes on humid river islands, marshes, second growth; from near sea-level to... read more
Food and feeding
No published data on diet. Usually in pairs; generally rather shy.
Nests Oct–Dec in Uruguay. Nest a cup of small twigs, placed at low or medium height in dense vegetation. Clutch 2–4 eggs, pale sky-blue... read more
Partial austral migrant. During austral winter, some move N as far as Mato Grosso do Sul, S Goiás... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally rather rare to uncommon over much of range. Not well known.
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