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Rufous-crowned Greenlet

Hylophilus poicilotis

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Small, vireo-like bird found in the canopy of humid forests and second growth where it regularly accompanies mixed-species flocks. It has a cinnamon crown, dark streaky cheeks, a white throat and is olive-green above and yellowish below. Similar to Gray-eyed Greenlet, but with dark rather than gray eyes. The song is a fast repetitive “swee-swee-swee.”

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