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Rufous-crowned Greenlet - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Luiz
Itatiaia highlands, Itamonte, MG, Brazil, March 2009
Hylophilus poicilotis


12·5 cm (5 in)

  • Bright chestnut-brown crown
  • Olive-green back and shoulders
  • Green lower back and rump
  • Blackish flight feathers


South America: found in Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina


This is a monotypic species[1].


The like the canopy of humid forests. woodland and tall secondary growth.



Their diet consists mostly of insects, with the addition of some fruits.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2017)

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