Blue Eye Rings


This week’s photo, taken September 29, 2017 in Aguas Calientes, Peru, features a BLUE-NAPED CHLOROPHONIA.

If you are bird-watching for the first time in a far away country, you are bound to see birds you’ve never seen before, and you might also encounter some you’ve never heard of – like a Chlorophonia. What the heck is that? It sounds like a condition.

“Doctor, what do I have?”

“You have Chlorophonia.”

“Oh no, that sounds really bad.”

“Don’t worry, it’s not serious; however, eventually you will develop blue rings around your eyes.”

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About Joe Sweeney

I photograph birds to share the beauty and wonder I find in nature.
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2 Responses to Blue Eye Rings

  1. Chris Van Beveren says:

    It looks like Nature thought she was painting a parrot and got the wrong bird. Pretty though.

  2. Lynda Kuebler says:

    Beautiful coloring!!

    Sent from my iPhone


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