Order
Passeriformes
Family
Fringillidae
Genus
Euphonia
 
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Violaceous Euphonia Euphonia violacea

Deniz Martinez
Version: 1.0 — Published October 24, 2014

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Introduction

Violaceous Euphonia lives up to its name in beauty and sound, possessing both colorful plumage and melodious song. It is a widely distributed resident across northeastern and eastern South America, from Venezuela and Trinidad south to Paraguay, northeastern Argentina, and southeastern Brazil. They occupy humid forest and forest edges, as well as parks and gardens, cocoa plantations, and citrus fruit orchards. Males have striking glossy violet to bluish black upperparts and deep golden yellow underparts and forehead, while females and juveniles are duller, mostly olivaceous above and olive yellow below. Violaceous Euphonias primarily are frugivorous, foraging alone or in small groups (including mixed flocks), but also eat nectar and insects when seasonally available.

Distribution of the Violaceous Euphonia - Range Map
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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Violaceous Euphonia

Recommended Citation

Martinez, D. (2014). Violaceous Euphonia (Euphonia violacea), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.vioeup1.01