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Golden-browed Chlorophonia.jpg
Golden-browed chlorophonia (Chlorophonia callophrys)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Subfamily: Euphoniinae
Genus: Chlorophonia
Bonaparte, 1851

Chlorophonia is a genus of finches in the family Fringillidae. First described by Charles Lucien Bonaparte in 1851,[1] the Chlorophonias are endemic to the Neotropics. They are small, mostly bright green birds that inhabit humid forests and nearby habitats, especially in highlands.

The genus Chlorophonia was once considered as a member of the tanager family, Thraupidae.[2]

The genus contains five species:[3]


  1. ^ Bonaparte, Charles Lucien (1851). "Note sur les Tangaras, leurs affinités et descriptions d'espèce nouvelles". Revue et magasin de zoologie pure et appliquée. 2nd series (in French). 3: 137.
  2. ^ Banks, Richard C.; Cicero, Carla; Dunn, Jon L.; Kratter, Andrew W.; Rasmussen, Pamela C.; Remsen, J.V. Jr.; Rising, James D.; Stotz, Douglas F. (2003). "Forty-fourth supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union Check-List of North American Birds". The Auk. 120 (3): 923–931. doi:10.1642/0004-8038(2003)120[0923:FSTTAO]2.0.CO;2.
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Finches, euphonias". World Bird List Version 5.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 5 June 2015.