Golden-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia chrysopasta)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Fringillidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Orellana, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Madre de Dios, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Female | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Female| Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~11 cm (4.3 in). The male Golden-bellied Euphonia (AKA White-lored Euphonia) has yellow-greenish upperparts and golden underparts finely flecked with dusky on the sides of the breast and flanks. The female is similar to the male by the underparts are gray. Both sexes have gray on the nape area. The lores and base of the upper mandible are white hence it is also known as the White-lored Euphonia. The Golden-bellied Euphonia is similar to the Bronze-Green Euphonia but is distinguished by being more yellow overall, by ranging at lower elevations, and by having white lores and base of the upper mandible. It forages in the canopy of mature forests.

Status: The Golden-bellied Euphonia is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1200 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Eufonia de Vientre Dorado.

Sub-species: Golden-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia chrysopasta chrysopasta), P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1869.

Meaning of Name: Euphonia: Gr. eu= good and phōnē= voice. Euphōnia= goodness of voice, excellence of tone. chrysopasta: Gr. Khrusos=gold and passō= to sprinkle. Khrusopastos= shot with gold, of golden tissue.

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Distribution Map


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2016.