Order: Passeriformes | Family: Fringillidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Manu Raod Cuzco
Age: Adult | Sex: Females | Loc. Manu Raod Cuzco
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. Eastern Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Female | Loc. Manu Raod Cuzco
Status: The Orange-bellied Euphonia is the most common and widespread Euphonia in the canopy and edges of Amazonian forests where it ranges up to 2300 m along the foothill of the Andes. It is also rare in the humid forest of extreme northwest Peru in Tumbes. The Orange-bellied Euphonia also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Eufonia de Vientre Naranja.
Sub-species: Orange-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia xanthogaster quitensis), (Nelson), 1912. W Ecuador (S from Pichincha) and NW Peru.
(Euphonia xanthogaster dilutior), J. T. Zimmer, 1943. SE Colombia and NE Peru (Ucayali Valley).
(Euphonia xanthogaster brunneifrons) Chapman, 1901. SE Peru (Cuzco and Puno).
(Euphonia xanthogaster brevirostris), Bonaparte, 1851. E Colombia to S to E Ecuador and E Peru (W of Ucayali Valley), E to NW Brazil.
Meaning of Name: Euphonia: Gr. eu= good and phōnē= voice. euphōneō to have a good voice. Euphōnia= goodness of voice, excellence of tone, euphony. xanthogaster: Gr. Xanthos= yellow and gastēr, gastros= belly.
- 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. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.