Tawny Crowned Greenlet (Hylophilus ochraceiceps)

Tawny-Crowned Greenlet

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Vireonidae | [latin] Hylophilus ochraceiceps | [UK] Tawny-Crowned Greenlet | [FR] Vireon a calotte rousse | [DE] Fuchsscheitelvireo | [ES] Vireillo Leonado | [IT] Vireo verdino corona fulva | [NL] Okerkapvireo


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Hylophilus ochraceiceps LA s Mexico through Amazonia
Hylophilus ochraceiceps bulunensis
Hylophilus ochraceiceps ferrugineifrons
Hylophilus ochraceiceps luteifrons
Hylophilus ochraceiceps lutescens
Hylophilus ochraceiceps nelsoni
Hylophilus ochraceiceps ochraceiceps
Hylophilus ochraceiceps pacificus
Hylophilus ochraceiceps pallidipectus
Hylophilus ochraceiceps rubrifrons
Hylophilus ochraceiceps viridior

Physical charateristics

Forehead tawny changing to rufous on crown and olive on nape and other upperparts. Wings and tail yellowish brown, underparts grey yellow. Breast lightly streaked with olive.

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It is found in Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


Nest is made out of fiber covered with moss. It hangs suspended from a tree branch 2-7 meter above ground. Clutch size is two eggs.

Feeding habits

Forages for insects and other small prey in the lower strata for insects. It is found in pairs but can be observed in small groups of three to five, usually following mixed-species flocks of birds. Associated with several ant followers.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global Extent of Occurrence of 6,100,000 km

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