Rufous-naped Greenlet Pachysylvia semibrunnea

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Vireonidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: David L. Slager

The Rufous-naped Greenlet is fairly common in foothill and subtropical forest, second growth, and edge in the mountains of western Venezuela, Colombia, and northern Ecuador. Adults have a rich rufous crown and nape contrasting with a grayish white face and underparts and olive-green upperparts. The species is found singly or in pairs foraging with mixed-species flocks in the forest canopy and subcanopy. Often most easily detected by its distinctive voice, Rufous-naped Greenlet may be an important nuclear species in north Andean mixed flocks. Many basic aspects of its biology remain undescribed.


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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Slager, D. L. (2011). Rufous-naped Greenlet (Pachysylvia semibrunnea), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.