Family Finches (Fringillidae)

Least Concern

Vietnamese Greenfinch (Chloris monguilloti)


French: Verdier du Vietnam German: Annamgrünfink Spanish: Verderón vietnamita

Hypacanthis monguilloti


, 1926,

Da Lat, Annam, south Vietnam


Has been treated as conspecific with C. spinoides and C. ambigua. Monotypic.


S Annam (Da Lat Plateau), in SC Vietnam.

Descriptive notes

13·5–14 cm; 15–16 g. Medium-sized, black-headed finch with large conical bill, yellow wing-flash and notched tail. Male has forehead to hindcrown, lores,... read more


Song a series of notes and phrases very similar to those given by C. chloris, a slowly... read more


Occurs in open pine woodland, mostly Khasi pine (Pinus kesiya), also at forest edges, in... read more

Food and feeding

Mostly seeds, principally of Khasi pine; also small numbers of insects. Forages in trees and bushes, rarely on ground; also pursues and... read more


Little known. Season Dec–May. Nest a neat cup placed on pine branch. No other information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted range species: present in Da Lat Plateau EBA. Locally common within small global range. Numbers may... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2020). Vietnamese Greenfinch (Chloris monguilloti). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 23 January 2020).