Orange-bellied Euphonia Euphonia xanthogaster

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Fringillidae
  • Polytypic: 11 subspecies
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The Orange-bellied Euphonia is widely but disjunctly distributed across South America, with the main range focused on western and northern South America, and a separate, and much smaller, population in the Atlantic Forest of southeast Brazil. Males are generally very similar in all subspecies to the equally, if not more abundant, Purple-throated Euphonia (Euphonia chlorotica), but are always more ochraceous over the yellow underparts and crown patch, while the females of the present species are quite different, being mostly olive above with a tawny-yellowish forehead, a gray nape, and mostly buffy grayish below. The Orange-bellied Euphonia is usually found in pairs or small groups, and typically feeds relatively low above the ground.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Orange-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia xanthogaster), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: