Plumbeous Euphonia (Euphonia plumbea)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Fringillidae IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonas, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonas, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonas, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~9 cm (3.5 in). The male Plumbeous Euphonia has bluish gray upperparts, head, and breast.  The underparts are yellow freckled with bluish-gray on the sides of the breast and flanks. The tail feathers are gray. The female is a dull version of the male. The bill is bluish-gray. It favors semi-humid forests, forest edges, and disturbed habitats. The plumage structure is similar to that of the widespread Rufous-bellied Euphonia.

Status: The Plumbeous Euphonia is known in Peru only from the Mayo Valley in San Martin where it is uncommon. It also occurs in Co and Br.

Name in Spanish: Eufonia Plumbea.

Sub-species: Plumbeous Euphonia (Euphonia plumbea), Du Bus de Gisignies, 1855.

Meaning of Name: Euphonia: Gr. eu= good and phōnē= voice. Euphōnia= goodness of voice, excellence of tone. plumbea: L. plumbum= lead, plumbeus= leaden, lead-coloured.

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Distribution Map
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    • 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.