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Orange-eared Tanager

Chlorochrysa calliparaea

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Colorful tanager found in cloud forest along the east slope of the Andes. Male is brilliant green with a bluish tinge to head and underparts, dark throat, and orange patch on neck and rump. In southern Peru and Bolivia, male also has a broad sapphire stripe on underparts. Female and immature are duller with smaller orange neck patches, and blue on underparts is much reduced or lacking entirely. Usually encountered following mixed-species canopy flocks.

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