Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias)  
Genus: Euphonia (15 species, 27 worldwide)


Tawny-capped Euphonia
Tawny-capped Euphonia (Euphonia anneae anneae) Male
Canopy San Luis, San Ramon-Alajuela, Costa Rica  
   
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Tawny-capped Euphonia
Tawny-capped Euphonia (Euphonia anneae anneae) Female Immature
Costa Rica  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Purple-throated Euphonia
Purple-throated Euphonia (Euphonia chlorotica serrirostris) Male
Piraju-SP, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Dario Sanches     Copyright and usage info

Purple-throated Euphonia
Purple-throated Euphonia (Euphonia chlorotica serrirostris) Female
Piraju-SP, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Dario Sanches     Copyright and usage info

Male very similar to male [Orange-bellied Euphonia], but yellow more 'pure' (Birds of Peru). Female more uniform yellow-olive without the grey collar.

White-lored Euphonia
White-lored Euphonia (Euphonia chrysopasta nitida) Male
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

White-lored Euphonia
White-lored Euphonia (Euphonia chrysopasta chrysopasta) Female
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Velvet-fronted Euphonia
Velvet-fronted Euphonia (Euphonia concinna) ENDEMIC
Colombia
  Note the small size of the yellow patch on forehead of male compared to other euphonias.
   
Photograph by Terry S. Baltimore   © All Rights Reserved.

Found only in a small dry zone in central Colombia.

Golden-rumped Euphonia
Golden-rumped Euphonia (Euphonia cyanocephala insignis) Male
Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Nigel Eggers   © All Rights Reserved.

Golden-rumped Euphonia
Golden-rumped Euphonia (Euphonia cyanocephala) Female
Jerusalem Dry Reserve, Quito, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Nigel Eggers   © All Rights Reserved.

Local and uncommon.

Fulvous-vented Euphonia
Fulvous-vented Euphonia (Euphonia fulvicrissa fulvicrissa) Male
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Fulvous-vented Euphonia
Fulvous-vented Euphonia (Euphonia fulvicrissa omissa) Female
Rio Claro Canyon Reserve, Doradal, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Common in its range.

Thick-billed Euphonia
Thick-billed Euphonia (Euphonia laniirostris) Male
ProAves Blue-billed Curassow Reserve, Puerto Pinzon, Boyaca, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Thick-billed Euphonia
Thick-billed Euphonia (Euphonia laniirostris) Female
ProAves Blue-billed Curassow Reserve, Puerto Pinzon, Boyaca, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Note yellow neck all the way to the bill. The Thick-billed Euphonia is common and is more likely to be outside the forest than others.

Bronze-green Euphonia
Bronze-green Euphonia (Euphonia mesochrysa) Male
Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Francesco Veronesi     Copyright and usage info


White-vented Euphonia
White-vented Euphonia (Euphonia minuta humilis) Female
La Fortuna, Costa Rica  
   
Photograph by Bruno Conjeaud   © All Rights Reserved.

White-vented Euphonia
White-vented Euphonia (Euphonia minuta minuta) Immature Male
Amacayacu National Park, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A tiny euphonia. Note yellow confined to forehead on male, and distinctive white markings on female.

Plumbeous Euphonia
Plumbeous Euphonia (Euphonia plumbea) Male
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Rufous-bellied Euphonia
Rufous-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia rufiventris) Male
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Rufous-bellied Euphonia
Rufous-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia rufiventris) Female
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Note lack of yellow in front on male. The female is described as yellow-olive, and having a light colored belly and grey nape. This female or immature was seen with a male and has the same outline as the male's dark area. There are virtually no photos of the female online.

Orange-crowned Euphonia
Orange-crowned Euphonia (Euphonia saturata) Male
Reserva Ecologica Manglares-Churute, Guayas, Ecuador
  Note orange cap covers entire head.
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.


Trinidad Euphonia
Trinidad Euphonia (Euphonia trinitatis) Male
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Trinidad Euphonia
Trinidad Euphonia (Euphonia trinitatis) Female
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Violaceous Euphonia
Violaceous Euphonia (Euphonia violacea) Male
Puerto Igauzu, Argentina  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Violaceous Euphonia
Violaceous Euphonia (Euphonia violacea aurantiicollis) Female
Folha Seca, Ubatuba, São Paulo state, Brazil
  Uniformly yellow like Thick-billed female.
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.


Orange-bellied Euphonia
Orange-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia xanthogaster chocoensis) Male
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia
  Belly may appear yellow.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Orange-bellied Euphonia
Orange-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia xanthogaster) Female
ProAves Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve, Anorí, Antioquia, Colombia
  Note grey patches.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Widespread and common.


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