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A STOUT BESPECKELED BIRD WHOSE LOOK IS BEAUTIFULLY ENHANCED BY A STUNNING MOSAIC OF LIME GREEN, YELLOW, AND BLUE!

A STOUT BESPECKELED BIRD WHOSE LOOK IS BEAUTIFULLY ENHANCED BY A STUNNING MOSAIC OF LIME GREEN, YELLOW, AND BLUE!
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A stout bespeckled little bird is only enhanced by a beautiful mosaic of contrasting lime green, yellow, and blue!

MEET THE BLUE-NAPED CHLOROPHONIA

The blue-naped chlorophonia (Chlorophonia cyanea) male has a green hood, throat, and wings with blue on the back of the neck that extends toward the mantle and rump. The underparts are yellow.

The female is a dull version of the male with the blue restricted to only the back of the neck.

Both sexes have a distinctive blue eyering.

These birds are found in southern Venezuela, southwestern Guyana, and to a lesser extent in northern Brazil. The second population is along the eastern slopes of the Andes, from Venezuela to central Bolivia. A third population is found in the Atlantic Forest in southern and southeastern Brazil, as well as in southern Paraguay and a small part of northern Argentina.

The blue-naped chlorophonia is found in moist tropical forests, rural gardens, and plantations. They are present from sea level up to an altitude of 2.100 m.

Blue-naped Chlorophonia mainly eats berries and insect larvae, but also small leaves and nectar.

Blue chlorophony grows from December to July. The nest is a globular structure with a side entrance, made of cobwebs and roots, usually placed in a grassy garden or in bromeliads, about 1 m above down. The female lays 2-3 white eggs with red-brown spots, which she lays alone for 17-20 days. The parents feed the chicks and leave the nest 20-21 days after hatching.

Due to this species’ very large breeding range, it is described as common and regarded as of Least Concern on the ICUN Red List.

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