Golden-fronted Greenlets


Photo WantedThe Golden-fronted Greenlet, Hylophilus aurantiifrons, is belongs to the vireo family.


Distribution / Habitat:

Its territory includes Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Trinidad.

It is a bird of forests and secondary growth which builds a deep cup nest suspended from a tree branch or vine. The typical clutch is three white eggs, which are marked with brown.

This species is parasitised by the Shiny Cowbird.


Description:

The adult Golden-fronted Greenlet measures 12 cm in length and averages 9.5 g in weight. The underparts are yellow and its upperparts are mainly greens, with browner wings and tail, and a cinnamon tinge to the front and sides of the head.


Diet:

They feed on insects and spiders.


Call / Song:

chee-veee.



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