A teeny tiny bird that packs quite a visual punch despite its diminutive size and mood

With a chestnut belly, yellow sides, green breast and face, and blue crown, this little bird packs a visual punch for his size!

A teeny tiny bird that packs quite a visual punch despite its diminutive size and mood

The chestnut-breasted Chlorophyta (Chlorophonia pyrrhophrys) is a little bird that is about 12 cm long and weighs 16 to 18 g.

It has a short tail and beak, dark brown irises, dark gray legs, a blackish bill, and a pale gray base on its lower jaw.

The male has a green forehead base with a purplish blue crown and nape that is finely bordered with dark red on the top and sides.

A teeny tiny bird that packs quite a visual punch despite its diminutive size and mood

He also has a small pale blue nuchal band, ocular region, emerald green chest and throat, and sides of the head and neck.

His mantle, back, and upper wing coverts are brilliant green, as are his rump, primary coverts, and blackish flight feathers with bright green edges.

His green chest is framed in the bottom half by a slender black line tinted with chestnut.

Underparts are brilliant yellow, with a brownish median band running from the lower breast to the belly and undertail-coverts.

A teeny tiny bird that packs quite a visual punch despite its diminutive size and mood

The female is significantly lighter than the male, with a turquoise blue crown and nape and a short brown line surrounding the front and sides of the head.

Her breast and tummy are a drab golden color. Immature birds have a drab green body with a yellowish breast and belly.

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