French: Viréon jaune-vert German: Panamavireo Spanish: Verdillo panameño
#R, Atlantic slope near Panama Railroad, Canal Zone, Panama
Subspecies and Distribution
H. v. viridiflavus
Lawrence, 1861 – SW Costa Rica and Panama (Caribbean coast to around Canal Zone, Pacific coast E to lower R Bayano).
H. v. xuthus
Wetmore, 1957 – Coiba I, off SW Panama.
10·5–11·7 cm; 11·3–13·7 g. Nominate race has crown to tail including wing-coverts and secondaries yellowish olive, primaries blackish with outer webs fringed yellowish olive... read more
Song a series of slurred or double notes, “chi-cheer, chi-cheer” or “du-wee, du-wee”, repeated 5–20... read more
Found in dense low scrub, oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) plantations, and bamboo stands on... read more
Food and feeding
Stomach contents of two individuals contained spiders, an earwig (Dermaptera), ootheca, a hymenopteran, small caterpillars, a bupestrid,... read more
Season Apr–Jul, also one nest in Dec, in Costa Rica; in Panama, dependent fledgling in mid Aug. Nest in Costa Rica a flimsy hemispherical... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally considered to be common or abundant, and possibly increasing due to its acceptance of highly modified or regenerating... read more
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