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Chestnut-bellied Euphonia - BirdForum Opus

Euphonia pectoralis
Photo by Luiz
Simon Hotel, Itatiaia National Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2007


11.5 cm

  • Shiny steel blue chest
  • Chestnut belly
  • Yellow patch at bend of wing


  • Olive back and flanks
  • Grey underparts and nape
  • Rufous undertail coverts


Female on the left, male on the right
Photo by arthurgrosset
Ubatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 2002

South America: found in eastern Brazil (eastern Alagoas) to eastern Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Canopy of Atlantic rain forests and montanes.



The diet includes fruits, nectar and insects. Will visit garden feeders.


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Arthur Grosset
  3. BF Member observations

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