A hypnotic combination of golden-yellow with black and blue creates and explosion of color from the foliage – meet the black-chinned mountain-tanager!

A giant, beautiful individual of this species glows like a dazzling diamond, coated in a captivating mix of golden-yellow and black!

The black-chinned mountain tanager (Anisognathus notabilis) is a Thraupidae family bird.

A hypnotic combination of golden-yellow with black and blue creates and explosion of color from the foliage – meet the black-chinned mountain-tanager!

These birds are around 18 to 19 cm long and have golden-yellow plumage with black foreheads and upper parts, however parts of the back are olive-yellow.

The tail and the back of the wings are vivid turquoise blue.

Yellow back, orange tint to underparts, black chin, and narrower crown stripe distinguish these birds from the more frequent Blue-winged Mountain-tanager.

This bird is only found in Colombia and Ecuador and is indigenous to those two countries.

They like to live in the middle to top levels of humid woods with plenty of moss and boundaries.

A hypnotic combination of golden-yellow with black and blue creates and explosion of color from the foliage – meet the black-chinned mountain-tanager!

Black-chinned mountain tanagers eat both fruit and insects, with a strong preference for fruit.

They eat berries from a variety of plants, sometimes hanging upside down, and hunt for insects on branches that are generally bare of moss.

Though there is limited information on this species’ breeding process.

It should be noted that there is evidence of cooperative breeding, with more than one adult seen feeding nestlings in a nest erected 3.5 meters above the ground.

A hypnotic combination of golden-yellow with black and blue creates and explosion of color from the foliage – meet the black-chinned mountain-tanager!

The incubation period is considered to be 12-14 days, with chicks becoming fledged 13-15 days after hatching.

From 1988 to 2000, the Black-chinned tanager population was steady, with a low danger of extinction, and from 2000 to current, it is designated a species of birds of the community on the IUCN list.

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