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Subspecies insignis
Photo by Stanley Jones
Guacamayos Ridge at Loreto Road. East-slope of the Andes, Napo Province, Ecuador, December 2007
Chlorophonia cyanocephala

Cyanophonia cyanocephala


11 cm


Trinidad and Tobago, also widespread throughout South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina


Photo by Luis R
La Azulita, Estado Mérida, Venezuela, March 2013


There are three subspecies[1]:

  • C. c. pelzelni:
  • C. c. insignis:
  • East slope of Andes of southern Ecuador
  • C. c. cyanocephala:


Subtropical cloudforest and forest borders. Observed at heights around 2700 m.



The diet consists almost entirely of fruit, with some insects also eaten.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2014)
  3. BF Member observations

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