The Golden-browed Chlorophonia is found in Costa Rica and Panama. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes.
Tare small-sized birds. They are 12cm clong and weighs about 10 gm. Both male and female are same size and weight. They are brightly colored. Birds in their first year are often duller or a different color altogether. Males are typically more brightly coloured than females.
They have short, rounded wings. The shape of the bill seems to be linked to the species' foraging habits.