The glistening-green tanager (Chlorochrysa phoenicotis) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is found in Colombia and Ecuador. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Males are almost entirely bright glistening emerald green, with small gray patches behind and below the eye with another on the shoulders. Females are slightly duller than males.

Meet the Glistening Green Tanager, a bird you would expect to blend in with nature because of its green color—but it is practically fluorescent. They feed on fruits, however, they prefer small insects and larvae. It hangs upside down like a bat, and gleans insects from the foliage undersides. They may also come to feeding stations that are stocked with fruits.

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Glistening-Green Tanager - Mashpi, Ecuador

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Glistening-green Tanager

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Glistening-green Tanager

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Glistening-green Tanager

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Glistening-green tanager

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