Golden-Browed Chlorophonia

The Golden-Browed Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia callophrys) is a colourful South American species of bird in the family Fringillidae; it was formerly placed in the Thraupidae. It is generally fairly common.

Distribution / Habitat:

This brightly colored exotic bird is very common in the mountainous areas of Costa Rica and West Panama, where it is usually high up in the canopy and along the edges of wet, epiphyte-laden forests.

For much of the year they wander in flocks of up to twelve before they break up into pairs for breeding.

Breeding / Nesting:

The Golden-browed Chlorophonias generally nest between February and June. Their nests are very inconspicuous and tightly constructed concealing them well from predators.

Diet / Feeding:

These tanagers are often seen tucked between mosses and bromeliads or other epiphytes, as they feed on the fruits of mistletoe, berries of Ericaceae, Araceae, other epiphytes, and insects.

They tend to settle close to their food source.

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