Chlorophonia cyanea longipennis
(Du Bus, 1855)
English : Blue-naped chlorophonia
French : Organiste à nuque bleue
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Fringillidae
Notes : 6 other subspecies known
Adults can reach a length of 11 cm for a weight of 15 g. Small tail, short thick bill. Green head and wings, yellow belly. Male has bright blue nape and back. Female is duller with greenish-blue back and small blue area on lower nape.
Range and habitat
This species occurs in South America, from Colombia to Bolivia, in north and south-central Venezuela, Guyana and eastern Brazil. Lives in humid submontane and montane forest, from 700 to 2500 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species occurs patchily and remains globally rare to locally fairly common. Occurs in protected areas but remains vulnerable to deforestation.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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