Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia pyrrhophrys)

The Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia has a very descriptive name, although I could not get any pictures where that breast is visible. Its colors range from dark green on the back and wings, lighter green on the throat and face, yellow rump, black supercilliary and blue cap. On the underside, the male features a yellow belly with a chestnut breast, whereas the female is mostly green below. They like to eat small fruits and do not seem to be too frightened of people. As a matter of fact, one bird almost perches on my lens but preferred to land on a nearby bush that could provide actual food. It stayed for about half an hour, not feeling threatened at all by us shooting pictures at him.

Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia - Chlorophonia pyrrhophrys - Clorofonia Ferruginosa (2)

This species is very colorful, with a blue cap and a black supercilliary line above the eye. They like to it small fruits near the trail at Tatama Natural Reserve.

Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia - Chlorophonia pyrrhophrys - Clorofonia Ferruginosa

A close-up portrait of this magnificent individual. The belly is bright yellow, and the back, face and throat are green.

 

 

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