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Scrub Greenlet

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Subspecies viridiflavusPhoto © by PanamaHarpyEl valle de Anton, Cocle, Panama, April, 2018
Subspecies viridiflavus
Photo © by PanamaHarpy
El valle de Anton, Cocle, Panama, April, 2018
Hylophilus flavipes


[edit] Identification

11·4–12 cm (4½-4¾ in)

  • Olive-green upperparts
  • Brighter wings and rump
  • Olive-brown head
  • Weak supercilium
  • Yellowish eyering
  • Yellow underparts
  • Dark bill
  • Pale legs

[edit] Distribution

Central and South America Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Tobago.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 7 subspecies[1]:

  • H. f. viridiflavus:
  • H. f. xuthus:
  • Isla Coiba (Panama)
  • H. f. flavipes:
  • Caribbean coast of northern Colombia and Magdalena Valley
  • H. f. melleus:
  • North Colombia (eastern tip of Guajira Peninsula)
  • H. f. galbanus:
  • Tropical north-eastern Colombia and north-western Venezuela
  • H. f. acuticauda:
  • Tropical northern Venezuela and Isla Margarita
  • H. f. insularis:

[edit] Habitat

Dry scrub and woodland. Dry and moist deciduous and semi-deciduous woodland and gallery forest.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet consists mostly of insects and spiders taken from the upper and middle levels of tree foliage. They may also eat berries, especially before migration.

[edit] Breeding

They build a deep cup nest suspended from a tree branch. The clutch contains 3 white eggs, marked with brown.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2018)

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