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SPECIES INFO

The Golden-fronted Greenlet, Hylophilus aurantiifrons, is a small passerine bird in the vireo family. It breeds in Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Trinidad.

It is a bird of forests and secondary growth which builds a deep cup nest suspended from a tree branch or vine. The typical clutch is three white eggs, which are marked with brown. This species is parasitised by the Shiny Cowbird.

The adult Golden-fronted Greenlet is 12 cm long and weighs 9.5 g. It is mainly green on the upperparts, with browner wings and tail, and a cinnamon tinge to the front and sides of the head. The underparts are yellow. The call is a chee-veee.

Golden-fronted Greenlets feed on insects and spiders taken from the upper and middle levels of tree foliage. They often form small flocks.





                                     



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