Purple-throated Euphonia Euphonia chlorotica

Brazilian name: fim-fim
Male  Purple-throated Euphonia, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil, July 2002 - click for larger image Bahia, Brazil

The Purple-throated Euphonia is found east of the Andes from Colombia and Venezuela to northern Argentina but is largely lacking from the Amazon Basin except along the river Amazon / Solimões.

Male  Purple-throated Euphonia, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil, July 2002 - click for larger image They inhabit forest borders, caatinga and chaco scrub and gallery woodland. It is more likely to be found in drier habitats than the Violaceous Euphonia Euphonia violacea.

The male is blue-black above with a deep purple head and throat. The forecrown and underparts are bright yellow. The female is olive above and whitish below with yellow on the forecrown and flanks.

There are illustrations in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 1, Plate 14; Ridgely & Greenfield, Plate 85; and Sick, Plate 41.

There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto.

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