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Orange-eared Tanager - BirdForum Opus

Male, subspecies bourcieri
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Yambrasbamba, Amazonas, Peru, January 2017
Chlorochrysa calliparaea


12 cm (4¾ in)

  • Green overall plumage
  • Dark throat
  • Orange rump


South America: found in western Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.


Male, subspecies fulgentissima (Blue-throated)
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Cock of the Rock Lodge, Challabamba, Parque Nacional del Manu, Cusco Department, Peru, September 2018


There are 3 subspecies[1]

  • C. c. bourcieri:
  • east slope of Andes in western Venezuela (on the Mérida–Barinas border); central Colombia (west slope of the Eastern Andes in Cundinamarca south to the head of the Magdalena Valley in Huila); east slope of Eastern Andes of Colombia (north to Caquetá) south to central Peru (south to Huallaga Valley in Huánuco)
  • C. c. calliparaea:
  • east slope of Andes of south central Peru (Pasco south to Apurímac Valley in western Cuzco)
  • C. c. fulgentissima:
  • Andes of south-eastern Peru (Puno) to western Bolivia


Humid and wet mossy cloud forest and forest edges.



Their varied diet consists of small arthropods, fruit and small berries.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2016)

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