- Order: Passeriformes
- Family: Thraupidae
Bellavista Ridge, Bolivia; 9 July 2006 © Joe Tobias
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.
. 2010. Orange-eared Tanager (Chlorochrysa calliparaea), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=605676