The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, 3rd Edition
Princeton University Press
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Formerly included in H. virens
See comments in Dickinson (ed., 2003). Previously included in the genus Virdonia where secondary homonymy of flavus would dicate the need for a replacement name, chloris; however, inclusion in Hemignathus allows for retention of the original epithet, flavus, over chloris
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