Just the name makes me smile…a lovely small bird, that I saw in Peru,. This is a different Chlorophonia than that, but still has similar colors — lovely greens and aquas and yellows. And such a clever name!!



(That’s pronounced like “Watson” with an exaggerated “hwah” sound at the front.) One of my favorite sightings in Peru. Yes there were many exotic species, and many ‘prettier’ birds — but who can resist this face?


Check out the Peru page under the ‘travels’ tab on the menu above to see my complete travel sketchbook.