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Purple-throated Euphonia - BirdForum Opus

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


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


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.



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


Mostly along forest borders, river edges and riverine islands.



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


Call: a high whistled piercing fee-wee.


  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

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