Green-backed sparrow

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Green-backed sparrow
Arremonops chloronotus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Arremonops
Species: A. chloronotus
Binomial name
Arremonops chloronotus
(Salvin, 1861)
  • Arremonops chloronotus (Salvin, 1861)
  • Arremonops twomeyi Monroe, 1963

The green-backed sparrow (Arremonops chloronotus) is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family that is found in Belize, northern Guatemala, western Honduras and southern Mexico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

Subspecies and distribution[edit]

This bird has two subspecies. Arremonops chloronotus chloronotus inhabits the Caribbean slope and southeastern part of Mexico from Tabasco and northeastern Chiapas to the southern part of Yucatán and Quintana Roo. It can also be found in northern and eastern Guatemala. Arremonops chloronotus twomeyi can be found in the Olancho and Yoro departments of north-central Honduras.[2]