Orange-bellied Euphonia Euphonia xanthogaster

Brazilian name: fim-fim-grande
Colombian name: Eufonia Buchinaranja
Male Orange-bellied Euphonia, Camacã, Bahia, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image Brazil & Colombia

The Orange-bellied Euphonia is distributed in much of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru, northern Bolivia and the western part of Amazonia. There is a disjunct population in south-east Brazil from the south of Bahia where these photos were taken to Rio de Janeiro. See the distribution map at NatureServe.

Male Orange-bellied Euphonia, Camacã, Bahia, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image They inhabit forest, forest borders and secondary woodland. The males are very similar to male Purple-throated Euphonia E. chlorotica. However, it is larger and the yellow is more orange. A better identification mark is pointed out by Rasmus Boegh who says, "it has a crown patch that extends well past the imaginary line over the top of the head between the rear part of the two eyes (in Purple-throated, it only extends to, or very slightly past that line, though it occasionally shows the suggestion of a yellow supercilium that extends somewhat further back)". It also has a different voice.
Male Orange-bellied Euphonia, Camacã, Bahia, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image

Male Orange-bellied Euphonia, Otún-Quimbaya, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image

Male Orange-bellied Euphonia, Otún-Quimbaya, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image

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