Golden-naped Tanager
Chalcothraupis ruficervix

f7.1 @ 1/80s, ISO:2000, Nikon D3S w 500mm

"Golden-naped Tanager," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The golden-naped tanager is a species of bird in the tanager family Thraupidae. It is found in South America from Colombia to Bolivia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest. Golden-naped tanagers have plumage similar to those of the metallic-green tanager, the swallow tanager and the blue-and-black tanager as adults of all three species are primarily blue with black facial masking, however, the golden-naped tanager is the only primarily blue tanager with a golden or reddish crown patch or nape. Females have a similar pattern to males, but have duller colors and a narrower nape patch. Juveniles of both genders have a primarily dull blue-gray coloration with a lighter breast and belly, and lack the distinctive golden nape.
Dagua, Colombia