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Featured Species: Golden-browed Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia callophrys)

The Golden-browed Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia callophrys) is a species of small songbird in the Fringillidae family. It is found is confined to southern Central America, where it ranges from northern Costa Rica south to western Panama. It has a beautiful mix of yellow, green, blue, and purple. The bird has a yellow breast and supercilium which is absent in the female. It has a bluish violet-crown (which is bluer in the female), blue eyering and a line of blue down its mantle toward its breast. This species is very distinctive within its range, its bright green separates it from many species, and it's the only chlorophonia in its range. The species is typically uncommon and somewhat local, being found in the canopy of highland forests in subtropical or tropical moist montane forests above 750 m (2,460 ft) elevation. In Panama it’s uncommon in western foothills and highlands from Costa Rica border eastward to  Coclé.
Males are striking and easily identified birds with bright grass gr…

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