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Blue-crowned Chlorophonia Chlorophonia occipitalis


Formerly considered conspecific with the allopatric Golden-browed Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia occipitalis) of southern Central America, the Blue-crowned Chlorophonia is found from southern Mexico south to north central Nicaragua. Males differ from those of Golden-browed Chlorophonia in the lack of a golden brow and in having a paler blue hindcrown. This species’ main altitudinal range lies at 1000 to 2000 m, but it descends to lower elevations during the non-breeding season. The Blue-crowned Chlorophonia primarily inhabits dense broadleaf forests, as well as shade-coffee plantations, and clearings with trees, and the species is usually found in small groups like congenerics.

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Recommended Citation

Blue-crowned Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia occipitalis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: