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Green-backed Sparrow - BirdForum Opus

Photo by njlarsen
Coba ruins, Quintana Roo, Mexico, September 2015
Arremonops chloronotus


15–16 cm

  • Olive- to grass-green upperparts
  • Head striped with black

Voice different from Olive Sparrow


Central America: found in southeast Mexico, Belize and Honduras.



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • A. c. chloronotus:
  • A. c. twomeyi:
  • Tropical north-central Honduras (Yoro and Olancho)


Tropical evergreen forests and forest edges from sea level up to around 900 m. Also seen in coffee plantations.



Their diet consists of insects, seeds and berries, foraged from near or on the ground.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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