Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia pyrrhophrys)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Fringillidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia

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Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia

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Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia

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Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia


Identification & Behavior: ~11 cm (4.3 in). The male Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia has green upperparts and hood. It has a distinctive blue crown that extends towards the nape.  The underparts are chestnut bordered by yellow. The female is similar to the male but has a narrow chestnut band on the forehead and superciliary, and greenish-yellow underparts. The Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia superficially resembles the Blue-naped Chlorophonia.

Status: The Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia is rare in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1700-2500 m. It also occurs in humid forest of Piura and Cajamarca at similar elevations. The Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Chlorophonia de Pecho Castaño.

Sub-species: Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia pyrrhophrys), P. L. Sclater, 1851.

Meaning of Name: Chlorophonia: Gr. Khlōros= green and ; Euphonia= genus Euphonia, Desmarest, 1806. pyrrhophrys: Gr. Purrhos= flame-coloured, red  and ophruos= eyebrow, brow.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.