Family New World Sparrows (Passerellidae)

Vulnerable

Yellow-green Finch (Pselliophorus luteoviridis)


Taxonomy

French: Tohi jaune-vert German: Anthrazitbuschammer Spanish: Cerquero verdiamarillo
Taxonomy:

Pselliophorus luteoviridis

Griscom

, 1924,

Cerro Flores, 6000 feet [c. 1830 m], eastern Chiriquí, Panama

.

Sometimes considered conspecific with P. tibialis. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Highlands of E Chiriquí, Ngäbe-Buglé and Veraguas, in WC Panama.

Descriptive notes

17·2–18·5 cm. A medium-sized, slender dark finch with long tail. Head and throat are black, with dark slate-grey rear ear-coverts, yellowish-olive hindcollar; upperparts dark... read more

Voice

Little information. Pairs or family groups give excited squeaky chatter-duet which incorporates... read more

Habitat

Highland cloudforest, borders and clearings, at 1200–1800 m.

Food and feeding

Little known. Probably feeds on variety of arthropods and berries, taken on and near ground.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Little information. Probably scarce to locally fairly common; numbers thought to... read more

Recommended citation

Rising, J. & Jaramillo, A. (2020). Yellow-green Finch (Pselliophorus luteoviridis). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/61980 on 22 February 2020).