Buff cheeked Greenlet (Hylophilus muscicapinus)

Buff-cheeked Greenlet

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Vireonidae | [latin] Hylophilus muscicapinus | [UK] Buff-cheeked Greenlet | [FR] Vireon farde | [DE] Braunwangenvireo | [ES] Vireillo de Pecho Claro | [IT] Vireo verdino pettochiaro | [NL] Bruinwangvireo


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Hylophilus muscicapinus SA Amazonia
Hylophilus muscicapinus griseifrons
Hylophilus muscicapinus muscicapinus

Physical charateristics

Forehead rufous, cheeks and neck sides pinkish buff. Crown and nape grey and wings and tail olive-green. Underparts whitish with pinkish buff on throat and cheast. Under tail yellowish. Sexes are similar.

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It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela.


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Found in the canopy of dense forest, it is in Suirname quite common.


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Feeding habits

Feeds on grasshoppers and spiders gleaned from foliage. Often seen in pairs or in mixed-species flocks.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global Extent of Occurrence of 2,400,000 km². The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as ‘common’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e. declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Buff-cheeked Greenlet status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range

Distribution map

Buff-cheeked Greenlet range map


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