Order: Passeriformes | Family: Fringillidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Iquitos, Loreto
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Central Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Female | Loc. Central Brazil | Iquitos, Loreto
Age: Immature & Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. Central Brazil
Status: The Purple-throated Euphonia is common in the Marañon Drainage and local in Amazonia where it appears restricted to scrub, semi-open, and riverine habitats. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Eufonia de Garganta Purpúra.
Sub-species: Purple-throated Euphonia (Euphonia chlorotica amazonica) Parkes, 1969. Both banks of R Amazon E from SE Colombia and extreme NE Peru to NC Brazil (R Tapajós, at Santarem).
(Euphonia chlorotica taczanowskii), P. L. Sclater, 1886. Lowlands in N Peru (vicinity of R Marañón, both E & W of river) and extreme SE Peru and N Bolivia.
Meaning of Name: Euphonia: Gr. eu= good and phōnē= voice. Euphōnia= goodness of voice, excellence of tone. chlorotica: Gr. Khlōrotēs, khlōritis= greenness, emerald.
- 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.