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Male, subspecies chrysopasta
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Madre de Dios Department, Peru, 12 September 2018

Alternative name: White-lored Euphonia

Euphonia chrysopasta


9–10 cm (3½-4 in); the only euphonia in its range with white lores.

Sexually dimorphic


South America: found throughout the Amazon basin in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.


Female, subspecies chrysopasta
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Madre de Dios Department, Peru, 12 September, 2018


There are 2 subspecies[1]

  • E. c. chrysopasta:
  • E. c. nitida:


Canopy of humid Amazon lowland forest, river edges and swamps. Observed at heights around 290 m.



Their diet consists of fruit, seeds and insects.


  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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Hilty, S. (2019). White-lored Euphonia (Euphonia chrysopasta). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/61798 on 4 August 2019).
  4. Golden-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia chrysopasta), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/gobeup1
  5. Zuccon, Dario; Prys-Jones, Robert; Rasmussen, Pamela C.; Ericson, Per G.P. (2012). "The phylogenetic relationships and generic limits of finches (Fringillidae)" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 62 (2): 581ñ596. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2011.10.002. PMID 22023825.
  6. BirdForum Member observations

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