A stout speckled bird whose look is beautifully enhanced by a stunning mosaic of lime green – yellow and blue

The male blue-naped chlorophonia (Chlorophonia cyanea) has a green hood, throat, and wings.

With blue on the back of the neck and rump.

A stout speckled bird whose look is beautifully enhanced by a stunning mosaic of lime green - yellow and blue

The underside is golden. The female is a duller counterpart of the male, with only the rear of the neck blue.

These birds can be found in southern Venezuela, south-western Guyana, and as far north as northern Brazil.

A second population can be found from Venezuela to central Bolivia on the eastern slopes of the Andes.

The third population may be found in the Atlantic forests of southern and south-eastern Brazil.

A stout speckled bird whose look is beautifully enhanced by a stunning mosaic of lime green - yellow and blue

As well as southern Paraguay and, to a lesser extent, northern Argentina.

This species can be found in damp tropical woods, rural gardens, and plantations.

They may be found from sea level to a height of 2,100 meters.

Blue-naped Chlorophonia mostly consumes berries and insect larvae.

Although it also consumes little leaves and nectar.

From December through July, blue-naped chlorophonia breeds.

A stout speckled bird whose look is beautifully enhanced by a stunning mosaic of lime green - yellow and blue

The nest is a spherical building with side entrances formed of moss.

The female produces 2-3 pale eggs coated with reddish-brown speckles.

Which she incubates for 17-20 days on her own. Both parents feed the chicks, and they fledge 20-21 days after hatching.

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