White-vented Euphonia (Euphonia minuta)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Fringillidae IUCN Status: Least Concern

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

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

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

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

Identification & Behavior: ~9.5 cm (4 in). The male White-vented Euphonia is glossy blue above and orange-yellow below. The head and throat are also glossy blue with a yellow forehead. The bill is stubby. The wing has a middle white band. The tail feathers have extensive white webbing. The white on the tail and wings are readily seen when the bird is in flight. The female is yellow-green above and golden yellow below with a light gray throat. In both sexes the lower belly, vent, and undertail coverts are white. The common and widespread Orange-bellied Euphonia has yellow lower belly and undertail coverts.

Status: The White-vented Euphonia is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1500 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Eufonia de Subcaudales Blancas.

Sub-species: White-vented Euphonia (Euphonia minuta minuta), Cabanis, 1849.

Meaning of Name: Euphonia: Gr. eu= good and phōnē= voice. euphōneō to have a good voice. Euphōnia= goodness of voice, excellence of tone, euphony. minuta: L. minutes= small, little, minuere= to make smaller.

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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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.