|Green-throated Euphonia Euphonia chalybea
(aka Green-chinned Euphonia)
|Intervales, São Paulo, Brazil
The Green-throated Euphonia is distributed in eastern Brazil and adjacent areas of Argentina and Paraguay. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in Atlantic Rain Forest, in woodland and at forest edges.
|It is similar to Violaceous Euphonia E. violacea but
note the much smaller yellow patch on the forecrown, the dark chin, the greenish hue on the upperparts and the enormous bill.
The female, seen in the third photo, is olive above and grey below with yellow-olive on the chin and flanks.
|The fourth photo shows an immature male.
They feed on fruit and insects. This small band of Green-chinned Euphonia was feeding on a guava (goiaba) tree Psidium guajava.
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