This Royal Purple-Blue Tanager Is The Most Stunning Flying Big Gem With The Best Song Ever

The birdie world is diverse with a wide array of species. Birds are the closest animals to the sky and the most colorful beings. Let's discover another magnificence of them: the distinctive dark blue of the diademed tanager (Stephanophorus diadematus), a species of Neotropical birds in the tanager family Thraupidae.

Source: Nereston Camargo, Pousada Rio dos Touros, Santa Catarina, Brazil

These blue tanagers are large and unmistakable due to their blue blending with dark purple plumage, with a black mask, a red crest, and a white crown. They look like royal members in the sky.

Source: Brian Henderson, Pico da Caledônia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

They are found mostly in open areas in southern Brazil, northeast Argentina, and Uruguay, at the edge of montane forests, including Araucaria forests, woodlands, parks, and gardens.

Source: Hank Davis, Pico da Caledônia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The diademed tanager isn't territorial and is often found flying in a small flock of 5-10 birds. Individuals are friendly to each other and other birds in the area.

Source: Hudson - BirdsRio, Pousada Rio dos Touros, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Since this bird is big (18cm in length), it needs lots of food and is omnivorous. It feeds on worms, buds, fruits, seeds, and other insects.

Source: Luiz Carlos Ramassotti, Agulhas Negras Road, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This bird's chirping song is melodious and rich and consists of high, medium, and low pitches, which bring relaxation and calmness to the ear.

Source: Carlos Otávio Gussoni, Parque Estadual Campos do Jordão, São Paulo, Brazil

Thanks to their exclusive blue covering, the males are attractive. After mating, the females build the nest and lay eggs. Both sexes give parental care to the younglings.

Source: Marcos Eugênio Birding Guide, Sta. Maria da Serra, São Paulo, Brazil

Source: Dušan Brinkhuizen, Agulhas Negras Road, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The diademed tanager is marked as Least Concerned. Its population is stable, and you may have a chance to encounter one if you go bird-watching in their native regions.

Source: Dubi Shapiro, Agulhas Negras Road, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Source: Rafael Maffessoni

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