Golden Naped Tanager

Chalcothraupis ruficervix

The Golden Naped Tanager belongs to the Thraupidae family. It is small, stunning tanager mostly turquoise blue with a buffy vent. If you want to recognize it, you have to look for black face and small buffy-orange patch on rear crown. Both sexes alike. This species is usually found in pairs, often following a mixed-species flock in the canopy, which is an Andean species, found in subtropical forests, edges, and gardens. TheGolden Naped Tanager visits fruit feeders. You can see it on the Manu Park tours.

Source: ebird

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo