grass green tanager birds
grass green tanager birds

Grass green Tanager

Chlorornis riefferii

The Grass green Tanager belongs to the Thraupidae family. Its a large, bulky tanager found in the upper subtropical and temperate zones of the Andes from Colombia to Bolivia. This species is striking and not likely to be mistaken since it is entirely bright green with red bill and legs, a rufous face and undertail coverts.

It is fairly common in montane forests and edges, where singles or pairs often move slowly with mixed-species flocks. This species forages at all levels. You can recognize it by listening for its distinctive nasal call notes. You can see it on the Manu Park tours.

Source: ebird

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo