Golden-browed Chlorophonia

Information about the Bird Golden-browed Chlorophonia

The golden-browed chlorophonia (Chlorophonia callophrys) is a species of bird in the Fringillidae family. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama. It is uncommon in subtropical or tropical moist montane forests above 750m (2,460ft) elevation.

A brightly coloured bird, the golden-browed chlorophonia is distinctive within its range. The male is bright green above and yellow below, with a wide golden-yellow eyebrow stripe and a violet-blue cap. It has a narrow blue eye ring and a thin blue line extending from its nape to its breast. The female is similar, but without the golden brown and yellow breast; these are both replaced with green. They average 13cm (5.1in) in length.
It has a soft whistling call: wheeeeuuu.
In Costa Rica, its local common name is the Rualdo. There is a legend of how this bird used to have a wonderful singing voice, but offered that to the volcano Pos to prevent a young woman of having to be sacrificed, thus keeping the volcano from eruption.

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