Rufous-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia rufiventris)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil

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

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

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

Identification & Behavior: ~11 cm (4.3 in). The male Rufous-bellied  Euphonia has glossy blue upperparts and hood. The underparts are rufous-orange.  The female is yellow-green above and yellow below with gray in the middle of the breast and belly. In both sexes, the tail and wing are dark. The plumage of the Rufous-bellied Euphonia is distinctive, but see the range restricted Plumbeous Euphonia. It forages in the canopy of Amazonian forests.

Status: The Rufous-bellied Euphonia is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1000 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Eufonia de Vientre Rufo.

Sub-species: Rufous-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia rufiventris rufiventris), Vieillot, 1819.

Meaning of Name: Euphonia: Gr. eu= good and phōnē= voice. euphōneō to have a good voice. Euphōnia= goodness of voice, excellence of tone, euphony. rufiventris: L. rufus= ruddy, rufous and venter, ventris= belly.

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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.