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Bronze-green Euphonia

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Photo by kitefarragoCock-of-the-Rock Lodge, Manu NP, Madre de Dios, Peru, August 2017
Photo by kitefarrago
Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge, Manu NP, Madre de Dios, Peru, August 2017
Euphonia mesochrysa


[edit] Identification

9–10 cm (3½-4 in)
Thick stubby bill

  • Narrow dark-ollive band over bill (not always noticeable)

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • E. m. mesochrysa:
  • E. m. media:
  • Subtropical Andes of northern and central Peru
  • E. m. tavarae:

[edit] Habitat

Rather wet and humid montane cloudforests, and steep hillside forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of fruit and berries with the likely addition of some insects too.

[edit] Breeding

There is currently no information regarding their breeding behaviour.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Apr 2018)

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