Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae (Vireos, Greenlets, Shrike-babblers)  
Genus: Hylophilus (4 species, 8 worldwide)

Genus Hylophilus, Greenlets, are in the Vireo family, but are generally a bit smaller and greener. Greenlets are usually high in the canopy and often with mixed flocks.


Brown-headed Greenlet
Brown-headed Greenlet (Hylophilus brunneiceps)
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Scrub Greenlet
Scrub Greenlet (Hylophilus flavipes)
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Note white eye, and loud repeated notes in song. Can be common in hot dry lowlands.

Grey-chested Greenlet
Grey-chested Greenlet (Hylophilus semicinereus juruanus)
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Typical greenlet. Behaves and sounds like a [Scrub Greenlet].

Lemon-chested Greenlet
Lemon-chested Greenlet (Hylophilus thoracicus thoracicus)
Nova Friburgo, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.



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