May 22, 2016 – Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza)

Found from southern Mexico to Brazil, these tanagers spend most of their time in the canopies of lowland forests. The majority of their diet is fruit, though they also eat nectar and small insects. They frequently forage in mixed-species flocks with other tanager and honeycreeper species, sometimes also foraging alone or in pairs. Females build the small cup-shaped nests from dead leaves, tendrils, fungal filaments, and rootlets. Both parents feed the chicks.

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