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  
   
Photograph by Terry S. Baltimore   © All Rights Reserved.

Velvet-fronted Euphonia
Velvet-fronted Euphonia (Euphonia concinna) Female ENDEMIC
Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Found only in a small dry zone in central Colombia. Note the small size of the yellow patch on forehead of male compared to other euphonias.

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.
Additional photo.

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

Bronze-green Euphonia
Bronze-green Euphonia (Euphonia mesochrysa mesochrysa) Female
Mocoa, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Found only in the forest. Male has yellow forehead and belly.

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.

Although found in many habitat types, semi-open dry habitats may be its favorite. Female uniformly colored with no grey.

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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