French: Viréon menu German: Graukappenvireo Spanish: Verdillo menor
Subspecies and Distribution
P. d. brevipennis
(Giraud, 1851) – E Mexico (SE San Luis Potosí, N & C Veracruz, N Oaxaca, S Chiapas).
P. d. dickermani
(Parkes, 1991) – SE Mexico (S Veracruz E to Tabasco, N Chiapas and W Campeche).
P. d. phillipsi
(Parkes, 1991) – SE Mexico (E Campeche and Quintana Roo) and N Belize.
P. d. decurtata
(Bonaparte, 1838) – Grey-headed Greenlet – S Belize and Guatemala S to C Panama.
P. d. darienensis
Griscom, 1927 – C Panama E to NW Colombia (E to Santander).
P. d. minor
(Berlepsch & Taczanowski, 1884) – Lesser Greenlet – Pacific lowlands from W Colombia S to extreme NW Peru (Tumbes).
9·4–10·2 cm; 6·6–10·3 g. Nominate race has top and side of head grey-blue, lores greyish, whitish eyering and often a narrow paler supraloral stripe; upperparts... read more
Song described as a pleasant, rather quiet series of 2–3 phrases, continuously repeated and... read more
Humid, evergreen forest, forest edge and semi-deciduous forest, from sea-level to 1000 m;... read more
Food and feeding
Food mostly invertebrates; some arillate seeds (Alchornea) also taken. Nestling diet apparently invertebrates only, i.e.... read more
Breeding from Mar and nest-building as late as end Jun in Belize; nests Feb–May in Costa Rica; birds in breeding condition in May in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common or abundant over much of its range. Able to adapt to modified habitats, including regenerating forest.
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