Almost totally clad in a coat of fantastic green, their backs are slightly darker, with the rump being paler. Clad head to tail in vivid, glistening emerald green, save for 2 small patches behind the eyes, this bird is a real avian gem.
Meet the Emerald Tanager
The glistening-green tanager (Chlorochrysa phoenicotis), is a types of bird in the Thraupidae family. Totally clad in a coat of fantastic green, their backs are slightly darker, with the rump being paler. Upperwings and lesser median coverts are greyish-olive but often hidden. Flight feathers are blackish with bright green edges, and the tail is blackish with a green main pair of feathers.
Just behind the eyes are 2 tufts of greyish and orange feathers.
Females can be a bit duller, but still very green, and sometimes do not have the white and red spots on their heads.