Order: Passeriformes | Family: Thraupidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Manu Road, Cuzco
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Eastern Andes, Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Putumayo, Colombia
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Putumayo, Colombia
Status: The Orange-eared Tanager is uncommon in humid montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1000-2200 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Tangara de Oreja Naranja.
Sub-species: Orange-eared Tanager (Chlorochrysa calliparaea bourcieri), (Bonaparte), 1851. S Colombia (W slope of E Andes in Cundinamarca S to head of Magdalena Valley, in Huila; E slope of E Andes S from Caquetá) S to E Ecuador and E slope in N Peru (Huánuco S to Huallaga Valley).
(Chlorochrysa calliparaea calliparaea), (Tschudi), 1844. E slope of Andes of Peru (Pasco S to N Ayacucho).
(Chlorochrysa calliparaea fulgentissima), Chapman, 1901. E slope of Andes of S Peru (from Cuzco) S to Bolivia (S to NW Cochabamba).
Meaning of Name: Chlorochrysa: Gr. Khloros= green and khrusos= gold. calliparaea: Gr. Kalos= beautiful and pareia= cheek. Kallipareos= beautiful-cheeked.
- 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.