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Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza) Male

The Green Honeycreeper, Chlorophanes spiza, is a small green tanager. One of the most distinctive features of this species is the slender, slightly decurved bill, which is mostly yellow. The male is a brighter, bluer green in color, with a broad black mask. Females are a duller, more uniform green. Green Honeycreepers are brightly colored tanagers found from southern Mexico to Brazil. Seven subspecies are recognized. This species occurs in the canopy of humid lowland forest. They can be found singly or in pairs and often forage as part of mixed species flocks. Green Honeycreepers consume mostly fruit although they also consume small insects and nectar.

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