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Green Shrike-Vireo

From Opus

Photo by COLOMBIA BirdingCanopy Tower, Panama, September 2012
Photo by COLOMBIA Birding
Canopy Tower, Panama, September 2012
Vireolanius pulchellus


[edit] Identification

13·5–14·5 cm

  • Sky blue forehead, crown and nape

[edit] Distribution

Central America: found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama

[edit] Taxonomy

AdultPhoto by Peter R. Bono El Ocote, west of Tuxtla Guttierez, Chiapas, Mexico, July 2009
Photo by Peter R. Bono
El Ocote, west of Tuxtla Guttierez, Chiapas, Mexico, July 2009

[edit] Subspecies

There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • V. p. ramosi:
  • Southeastern Mexico (Veracruz, Oaxaca, and northern Chiapas)
  • V. p. pulchellus:
  • V. p. verticalis:
  • V. p. viridiceps:

[edit] Habitat

Lowland Forest

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of insects, fruit and berries.

[edit] References

  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
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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