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Photo by max1
Tatama National Park, Colombia, Febraury 2016
Chlorophonia pyrrhophrys


12 cm (4¾ in); short tail and short bill

  • Green base of forehead and upper breast
  • Dark blue crown


South America: found in the Andes of Colombia, western Venezuela, Ecuador and eastern Peru (Huánuco).


This is a monotypic species[1].


Andean humid and wet forest, particularly with epiphytes.


Observed high in the canopy.


Their diet consists mostly of berries, especially mistletoe and those from ericaceous plants. They are also known to eat other fruits, such as figs.


The domed nest is formed from tendrils and fibres; both adults help to make the nest.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2016)

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