The Blue-grey tanager (Thraupis episcopus) is one of the most widespread, photographed, and ubiquitous, birds of the humid lowland neotropics. The head, throat and under parts are a pale grey with a greenish-blue tinge. The tail and wings are a bright blue and its back is a darker blue. Sexes are similar in appearance but the female is generally duller and greyer than the male. Native to Central and South America, the blue-grey tanager lives in semi-open habitats and spends much of its time on the ground searching for small fruits and insects. There are more than 200 species of colourful tanagers found from Canada all the way to central Argentina.