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Blue-naped Chlorophonia

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Photo © by LuizYp√™ Hotel, Itatiaia National Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2007
Photo © by Luiz
Ypê Hotel, Itatiaia National Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2007
Chlorophonia cyanea


[edit] Identification

FemalePhoto © by PitterValle de Cauca, Colombia
Photo © by Pitter
Valle de Cauca, Colombia

11 cm (4¬ľ in)

  • Glistening yellowish-green head, throat and chest
  • Blue nape, back and upper tail
  • Yellow underparts

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela Guyana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 7 subspecies[1]:

  • C. c. psittacina:
  • Santa Marta Mountains (north-eastern Colombia)
  • C. c. intensa:
  • Western slope of Western Andes of Colombia (Caldas and Valle)
  • C. c. longipennis:
  • C. c. frontalis:
  • Mountains of northern Venezuela (Falc¬Ęn and Lara to Miranda)
  • C. c. minuscula:
  • Coastal mountains of north-eastern Venezuela
  • C. c. roraimae:
  • Southern Venezuela to Guyana and extreme north-western Brazil
  • C. c. cyanea:
  • Paraguay to south-eastern Brazil (southern Bahia) and north-eastern Argentina (Misiones)

[edit] Habitat

Atlantic forest and forest edges and gardens.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists almost entirely of fruit and berries, with the addition of a few insects.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase

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