Thick-billed Euphonia Euphonia laniirostris

Colombian name: Eufonia Gorgiamarilla
Thick-billed Euphonia, Los Cerritos, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Los Cerritos, Risaralda, Colombia
April 2012

The Thick-billed Euphonia is distributed from Costa Rica in Central America through Colombia and Venezuela to Peru, Bolivia and Brazil south of the Amazon. See the distribution map at NatureServe. It is replaced further east by the very similar Violaceous Euphonia E. violacea.

In most of its range the male, shown here, is the only euphonia with all yellow underparts. It also ha a relatively large yellow patch on the forecrown.

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