Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Chlorophanes
Species: C. spiza

The female is apple green in colour with darker wings and straw yellow on the throat and on the belly. The bill is slightly decurved and is yellowish below. The iris is reddy-brown. In this particular flock, it could have been confused with the many female-plumaged Blue Dacnis until one noticed the distinctive bill and the lack of blue on the head.

The male has a similar colour of pointed bill, bright yellow with a black culmen but is a bright emerald to bluish green. It also has a black face and crown and has a redder eye than the female.

The Green Honeycreeper is found from southern Mexico to the Amazon Basin with a disjunct population in south east Brazil.

It favours forest and secondary woodland, normally high in the canopy but it comes out in clearings and forest edges. Feeding mainly on fruit they also look for nectar from flowers and occasionally eat insects.

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