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It is a bird that can be seen alone or in groups of 2 or 3 individuals. It seeks food while walking slowly following groups of ibis and manatees. The populations of the United States migrate in winter to the warm areas of the Caribbean, Mexico and northern South America.

Between 2100-3800m (usually above 2900m). At the northern end of the Cordillera Occidental, in the Páramo de Frontino; and on both sides of the Cordillera Central from the north of Tolima (Nevado del Ruiz) and in the south to Cauca. In the Andes of Nariño (Primolinus). In Colombia to the south by the Andes to the south of Ecuador.

It is found from the north of Colombia and Venezuela to Bolivia, through the Andes of Peru, Ecuador and part of the Guianas. In Colombia it is between 700 and 2100 m above sea level in the Serranía de Perijá, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and Serranía de la Macarena. Also in the three mountain ranges.

Up to 1200m. This bird is found in the south of the Pacific Coast up to the high Anchicayá, in the north of the Andes up to the lower Valle del Cauca, in the middle valley of the Magdalena, in the Atlantic east to Santa Marta and west of the Guajira and in the east of the Andes, Serrania de la Macarena, Western Caquetá, Orinoco River, Vichada, Vaupés and Amazonas. It is also found in eastern Mexico, western Ecuador, northern Argentina and southern Brazil.

A fairly and distinctly two-side family: Colorful and not. Bills are pointy and fairly short but vary in length from species to species. Many in the group are gifted vocalists. In migration, winter, and the breeding season, highly gregarious, many species form flocks, some large.

It measures around 15 and 16 cm with average weight of 41. 7 g. The male has a black head throat and sides of the chest and has a bright yellow ring that begins above the eye and surrounds the auriculars, and extends to the base of the bill. Above it is mainly moss green with brownish blue wings.

They have a white line, which starts from the bill and extends below the eye and down the side of the neck. Black and white striped throat, black chest and black and suede barred abdomen. The females, these plumage features are black. The bill is typically black in both sexes, though pale-billed individuals regularly are seen.

It is measures around 18 centimeters, with an average weight of 41 gr. The male has a blue crown and nape; black cheeks with a small yellow spot under the eye; dark blue greyish back; golden yellow underside and black thighs.

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