Orange-crowned Euphonia (Euphonia saturata)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Cali, Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Cali, Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Female | Loc. Cali, Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Cali, Colombia

Identification & Behavior: ~9.5 cm (4 in). The male Orange-crowned Euphonia is glossy blue above and orange-yellow below. The throat is also glossy blue and has a yellow crown that extends nearly to the nape. The wing and tail are dark; no white webbing. It forages in semi-open habitats and forest edges. The Orange-crowned Euphonia is similar to the Orange-bellied Euphonia but is distinguished by a more extensive yellow-orange crown and by having the tail and wing dark without white webbings.

Status: The Orange-crowned Euphonia is rare at the edges of humid and semideciduous forest in extreme northwest Peru in Tumbes. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Eufonia de Corona Naranja.

Sub-species: Orange-crowned Euphonia (Euphonia saturata), Cabanis, 1861.

Meaning of Name: Euphonia: Gr. eu= good and phōnē=  voice. Euphōnia= goodness of voice, excellence of tone. saturata: L. satur, satura= rich, copious,  saturates= rich, full.

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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.