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(Redirected from Chlorochrysa phoenicotis)
Photo by Pitter
Queremal, Valle de Cauca, Colombia, November, 2013
Chlorochrysa phoenicotis


13 cm
More sparkling green than all confusing species.


South America: found in the Andes of western Colombia and western Ecuador.


This is a monotypic species1.

This species forms a superspecies with (is very closely related to) Orange-eared Tanager.


Cloud forest.



Their diet includes insects and fruit.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2014)

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