BIRD OF THE WEEK — GRASS GREEN TANAGER — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group 5


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BIRD OF THE WEEK

GRASS-GREEN TANAGER

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chlorornis riefferii
POPULATION: Unknown, but considered fairly common
TREND: Decreasing
HABITAT: Humid mountain forests and edges, Colombia south to Bolivia

The aptly named Grass-green Tanager is the only member of its genus, Chloronis, a Greek word derived from khloros (green) and ornis (bird). In Spanish its common name is Tangara Lorito, “little parrot tanager.” Whatever the language, this bird of the Andes is an unmistakable sight: an intense green with chestnut mask and undertail accented by bright red legs, feet, and bill.

Although not endemic or endangered like the Cherry-throated Tanager, the Grass-green Tanager is still vulnerable to habitat loss caused by land clearing for farming, grazing, logging, and human settlement.

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