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Violaceous Euphonia

Euphonia violacea

Description:

Smallish bird at 11.5cm (4.5"). Male is a dark violet/purple with bright yellow underparts, throat and small yellow crown. The bill is short and thick. Differs from very similar Thick-billed Euphonia by having a less yellow on the crown and slightly finer bill. Females are a drab olive for the most part.

Habitat:

This male found at Iguassu National Park on the Argentine side of the falls. Found in forest close to the river.

Notes:

Although once thought to be more associated to Tanagers, Euphonias are now believed to be more closely related to siskins. Ref: Wildlfe Conservation Society of Brazil.

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6 Comments

triggsturner
triggsturner 6 years ago

You are most welcome Sukanya. Thank you for you comment.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Some of the spottings on PN make me seriously envious....here is one. Thanks a lot for sharing. What colours!

triggsturner
triggsturner 6 years ago

Thank you Polilla and Ines. These birds often lok black until the sun light gets the right angle.

InêsVeloso
InêsVeloso 6 years ago

beautiful!

triggsturner
triggsturner 6 years ago

Thank you Sergio. My Portuguese isn't great but are you saying in Brazil you call this bird a Green Tanager? It certainly is a beautiful bird.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

No Brasil ele é chamado de Tangará-verdadeiro ou Bonito-lindo. Um dos mais belos pássaros de minha região.

triggsturner
Spotted by
triggsturner

Mnes., Argentina

Spotted on Nov 7, 2015
Submitted on May 8, 2016

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