- Chlorophanes spiza
Male is overall blue-green with a black hood which covers the crown and the auriculars and goes down into a tip on the side of the neck. Bill is slender and decurved, yellow except for the upper half of upper mandible, which is black. Eye is red in adult, reddish-brown in the immature which otherwise looks like a female.
Female is overall green with the bill imitating the bill of the male. Throat can be contrasting yellow in immature birds.
Both sexes have gray legs.
Honeycrepers are grouped with Tanagers.
There are 7 subspecies:
- C. s. guatemalensis:
- C. s. arguta:
- Extreme eastern Honduras to north-western Colombia
- C. s. exsul:
- C. s. subtropicalis:
- Andes of Colombia and western Venezuela
- C. s. caerulescens:
- South-eastern Colombia to eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru and western Bolivia
- C. s. spiza:
- C. s. axillaris:
- Coastal eastern Brazil (Pernambuco to Santa Catarina)
Humid forest, mainly in the canopy
Eats fruits, a little nectar and the occasional insect. Will also frequent fruit feeders as for example Asa Wright in Trinidad.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Green Honeycreeper. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 28 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Green_Honeycreeper
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