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Chlorochrysa calliparaea

Orange-eared Tanager

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae


Chlorochrysa calliparaea

Peru; 20 September 2013 © Glenn Bartley

The east-slope counterpart of the Glistening-green Tanager (Chlorochrysa phoenicotis) ranges widely from western Venezuela to northern Bolivia, where it is a generally uncommon inhabitant of mossy montane forest and its edges, principally at elevations between 900 and 2000 m. Three subspecies are recognized, all of which are predominantly green-plumaged, with an orange or rufous-colored rump, and orange-red neck-sides (not ‘ears’). They differ in the depth of the blue underparts in males, and two subspecies possess a black throat patch. Orange-eared Tanagers usually travel with mixed-species flocks and feed in the canopy or subcanopy of tall forest.

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Recommended Citation

. 2010. Orange-eared Tanager (Chlorochrysa calliparaea), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map provided by Robert S. Ridgely.

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