Golden Naped Tanager

Chalcothraupis ruficervix

The Golden Naped Tanager is a small and beautiful bird that belongs to the Thraupidae family. It has a mostly turquoise blue body with a buffy vent and a black face, with a small buffy-orange patch on the rear crown. Both males and females look the same. This species is usually seen in pairs, often accompanying mixed-species flocks in the canopy. It can be found in subtropical forests, edges, and gardens of the Andes. The Golden Naped Tanager feeds on fruits and can be observed at fruit feeders. It is possible to spot this bird on tours in the Manu National Park.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo