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Purple-throated Euphonia - BirdForum Opus

Male
Photo © by Roynato
Southeast Brazil, 15 September 2023
Euphonia chlorotica

Identification

Female
Photo © by Roynato
Southeast Brazil, 22 July, 2023

9–10 cm (3½-4 in)

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

Distribtuion

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

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

Taxonomy

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

Habitat

Mostly along forest borders, river edges and riverine islands.

Behaviour

Diet

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

Vocalisation

Call: a high whistled piercing fee-wee.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2017)
  4. Google Books

Recommended Citation

External Links

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