Violaceous Euphonia Euphonia violacea

Brazilian name: gaturamo-verdadeiro
Male  Violaceous Euphonia, Camac√£, Bahia, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image Brazil

The Violaceous Euphonia is found in the eastern half of South America from Venezuela to south Brazil. It inhabits forest borders, gallery forest and clearings.

It is similar to several other euphonias with yellow throats but its yellow forecrown is a bit smaller and extends only to directly above the eye.

Male  Violaceous Euphonia, Jaqueira, Pernambuco, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image Its song is a rapid warble but it includes imitations of many other birds. You can hear this on the xeno-canto website.

There are illustrations in Isler & Isler, Plate 21.

Female  Violaceous Euphonia, Jaqueira, Pernambuco, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image
Female  Violaceous Euphonia, Jaqueira, Pernambuco, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image
Male  Violaceous Euphonia, Folha Seca, Ubatuba, Brazil, December 2006 - click for larger image
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