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.
See this bird right here in the video below:
This bird can be found in the forested locations of Columbia and Ecuador.
Not very usual in its range Glistening Green Tanagers like mossy additional growth in the Andean foothills and lower subtropical woodland. Here it feeds upon arthropods and larvae. Occasional feeding on fruit as well.
Not very much is known about breeding behavior, however, it is recognized to breed in between Might and September in Colombia.
One observation was made of a little cup-shaped nest hollowed in the moss on the side of a limb, young appear to be fed by both parents.
This bird is considered uncommon and in a state of sluggish decline. Their habitat is threatened by deforestation due to mining, agriculture, and increasing development.