This species is classified as Vulnerable because it is known from a small number of locations in a small range, within which habitat is now declining.
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17 cm. Stocky, dusky finch. Dull olive-green with black cap, wings and tail. Dusky grey sides of head and throat. Bright yellowish-olive underparts, but duller on flanks. Conspicuous bright yellow thighs and bend of wing. Similar spp. Sooty-faced Finch Lysurus crassirostris is more olive, lacks yellow thighs, black head and wings and has white moustache. Voice High pitch squeaky chattering and tsweet tsweet calls
Alvarez-Cordero, E.; de Samudio, J.; Marquez Reyes, C.; Ellis, S. 1994. Conservation assessment and management plan workshop for bird and mammal species endemic to Panama. International Union for Nature Conservation and Natural Resources, Apple Valley, MN.
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Text account compilers
Isherwood, I., Mahood, S., Pople, R., Sharpe, C J, Temple, H.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Pselliophorus luteoviridis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2014.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Vulnerable|
|Family||Emberizidae (Buntings, American sparrows and allies)|
|Species name author||Griscom, 1924|
|Population size||6000-15000 mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||1,400 km2|
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