Blue Naped Chlorophonia
The Blue Naped Chlorophonia is a small bird belonging to the Fringillidae family. It has a plump body and a stout bill. The male bird is mainly lime green with a thin blue collar on the nape and blue rump, while some populations are entirely blue on their upper parts. Additionally, they have a contrasting yellow belly. Females are similar in appearance, but less vibrant with a greener belly. These birds are often seen in pairs or small groups, and are usually found near fruiting trees. They forage at all levels, but mostly in the canopy. Their call is a plaintive whistle, usually consisting of one or two notes. You can observe it during our tours in the Manu National Park.
Photo: Alfredo Cornejo