All the types of green bird species in Cuba are found in a variety of habitat. These areas range from forest to wet areas and fields, from running streams to lakeshores, as well as in mountain ranges.
It is not always easy to categorize a bird species by a certain colour. This is because every year, birds change from a breeding plumage into a non-breeding plumage and vice versa. In some cases, male birds of certain species, such as the Scarlet Tanager will change from a bright red plumage to a yellowish-green plumage throughout the fall and winter months and then will resemble its female partner. This is also seen in other bird species as well.