Green Honeycreeper : Sighted
Ornithologists in Colombia recently photographed a wild green honeycreeper with distinct half-green, or female, and half-blue, male, plumage.
- This distinct honeycreeper discovered had male plumage on one half of its body and female coloring on the other.
- This differs from the typical males of this species, which are bright blue with a black head, and the females, which are grass-green all over.
- The rare phenomenon is scientifically known as bilateral gynandromorphic.
- It arises from an error during female cell division to produce an egg, followed by double-fertilization by two sperm.
- Green Honeycreeper is a small bird in the tanager family.
- Scientific Name: Chlorophanes spiza
- Conservation Status:
- IUCN Red List: Least Concern