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The 'Blue-naped Chlorophonia' is a colourful South American species of bird in the family Fringillidae. All populations are associated with humid forest, but locally it also occurs in nearby gardens and parks (especially in the Atlantic Forest region). Most populations are found in subtropical highlands, but it occurs down to near sea level in the Atlantic Forest region.

The green honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza) is a small bird in the tanager family. It is found in the tropical New World from southern Mexico south to Brazil, and on Trinidad. - [someone else's caption]

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from Better Homes and Gardens

15 Top Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest

Oregon Grapeholly One of the finest flowering shrubs, Oregon grapeholly offers beautiful evergreen foliage. In spring, it bears clusters of golden-yellow blooms that are followed by blue fruits loved by birds. Name: Mahonia aquifolium Growing Conditions: Full shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 4 feet tall Zones: 6-9