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Purple-throated Euphonia

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MalePhoto © by Orozimbo Lins, SP, Brazil, September 2017
Photo © by Orozimbo
Lins, SP, Brazil, September 2017
Euphonia chlorotica


[edit] Identification

Female, subspecies serrirostris Photo © by Celso ParisSorocaba, Sao Paulo, SE Brazil, 2012
Female, subspecies serrirostris
Photo © by Celso Paris
Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, SE Brazil, 2012

9–10 cm (3½-4 in)

  • Yellow forecrown
  • Bluish-black upper parts
  • Bright yellow underparts
  • Yellow forehead
  • Greenish-yellow throat

[edit] Distribtuion

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • E. c. cynophora:
  • E. c. chlorotica:
  • Tropical Guianas to north-eastern Brazil
  • E. c. serrirostris:
  • E. c. taczanowskii
  • E. c. amazonica:
  • Amazonian Brazil

[edit] Habitat

Mostly along forest borders, river edges and riverine islands.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mostly of mistletoe berries, and other small fruits.

[edit] Vocalisation

Call: a high whistled piercing fee-wee.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2017)
  4. Google Books

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