SISKINS & EUPHONIAS   -   FRINGILLIDAE


Thick-billed Siskin - Spinus crassirostris
Thick-billed Siskin
Spinus crassirostris amadoni
La Quinua, Pasco department Peru.
Male. This siskin is a Polylepis specialist; it's found in the high Andes from central Peru to central Chile and northwestern Argentina. (S8)


Hooded Siskin - Spinus magellanicus
Hooded Siskin
Spinus magellanicus paula
San Pedro de Casta, Santa Eulalia Valley, Lima region, Peru.
Male. The most common and widespread siskin in South America. It's found through much of the Andes as well as the southeastern part of the continent and the tepui region. (S8)


Hooded Siskin - Spinus magellanicus
Hooded Siskin
Spinus magellanicus paula
San Pedro de Casta, Santa Eulalia Valley, Lima region, Peru.
Male. The most common and widespread siskin in South America. It's found through much of the Andes as well as the southeastern part of the continent and the tepui region. (S8)


Black Siskin - Spinus atratus
Black Siskin
Spinus atratus
El Infiernillo, Tucumán province, Argentina.
This is one of the most distinctive members of the family, found in the Andes from central Peru to northern Chile and Argentina. (S8)


Black-chinned Siskin - Spinus barbatus
Black-chinned Siskin
Spinus barbatus
Garibaldi Pass, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
This is the southernmost siskin, ranging in Chile, Argentina, and the Falklands. (S8)


Scrub Euphonia - Euphonia affinis
Scrub Euphonia
Euphonia affinis affinis
La Ensenada Lodge, Guanacaste province, Costa Rica
This Mexican and Central American species is very similar to the one below, and they must share a common ancestor. Male plumage and voice is nearly the same, habitat (dry woodland) is similar, but female plumage differs somewhat. (S6)


Purple-throated Euphonia - Euphonia chlorotica Purple-throated Euphonia - Euphonia chlorotica
Purple-throated Euphonia
Euphonia chlorotica serrirostris
Corrego dos Ovos, 16 km ESE of Pirapora, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
Male. Found in dry woodland throughout much of South America. (S5f)
Purple-throated Euphonia
Euphonia chlorotica serrirostris
Corrego dos Ovos, 16 km ESE of Pirapora, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
Female. (S5f)


Velvet-fronted Euphonia - Euphonia concinna Velvet-fronted Euphonia - Euphonia concinna
Velvet-fronted Euphonia
Euphonia concinna
Road to Laguna de Hato, Tolima department, Colombia.
Male. Endemic to the Magdalena Valley of Colombia. (S5)
Velvet-fronted Euphonia
Euphonia concinna
Road to Laguna de Hato, Tolima department, Colombia.
Female. (S5)


Orange-crowned Euphonia - Euphonia saturata
Orange-crowned Euphonia
Euphonia saturata
Reserva Ecologica Manglares-Churute, Guayas, Ecuador.
Male. This euphonia has a fairly small range in western Ecuador, southwestern Colombia, and nothwestern Peru. (S8)


Violaceous Euphonia - Euphonia violacea
Violaceous Euphonia
Euphonia violacea auranticollis
Guapi Assu Bird Lodge, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.
Male. Visiting the banana feeders near the lodge. The next bird is possibly it's mate since they coming in at the same time. (S5)


Violaceous Euphonia - Euphonia violacea
Violaceous Euphonia
Euphonia violacea auranticollis
Folha Seca, Ubatuba, São Paulo state,Brazil.
Female. (S8)


Thick-billed Euphonia - Euphonia laniirostris
Thick-billed Euphonia
Euphonia laniirostris crassirostris
Ginger House, Cerro Azul, Panama province, Panama.
Male. Widespread in the Neotropic, from Costa Rica to Brazil. (S8)


Thick-billed Euphonia - Euphonia laniirostris
Thick-billed Euphonia
Euphonia laniirostris hypoxantha
Milpe Bird Sanctuary, Pichincha province, Ecuador.
Female feeding young. I think the one on the left is the young one being fed, since it ended up with the banana. I'm also guessing that it is a male due to the slight orange cast to the plumage. (S6f)


Golden-rumped Euphonia - Euphonia cyanocephala Golden-rumped Euphonia - Euphonia cyanocephala
Golden-rumped Euphonia
Euphonia cyanocephala (ssp?)
Fazenda Angelim, Ubatuba, São Paulo state, Brazil.
Male. The mate of the female in the next photo. He was helping to build a nest, a mossy globe in the fork of a branch about 3 meters off the ground. (S6)
Golden-rumped Euphonia
Euphonia cyanocephala (ssp?)
Fazenda Angelim, Ubatuba, São Paulo state, Brazil.
Female. She's carrying some cobwebs to the nest that was under construction on 23 Oct 2010. (S6)


Fulvous-vented Euphonia - Euphonia fulvicrissa
Fulvous-vented Euphonia
Euphonia fulvicrissa fulvicrissa
El Valle, Chocó department, Colombia.
Male. An accurately-naped species; it is found in lowland rainforest from Panama to NW Ecuador. (S8)


Fulvous-vented Euphonia - Euphonia fulvicrissa
Fulvous-vented Euphonia
Euphonia fulvicrissa fulvicrissa
Trail between El Valle and Utría National Park, Chocó department, Colombia.
Female. (S8)


Golden-bellied Euphonia - Euphonia chrysopasta
Golden-bellied Euphonia
Euphonia chrysopasta chrysopasta
Sani Lodge, Sucumbíos province, Ecuador
Male. This species is widespread in tropical lowland rainforest east of the Andes. Also known as White-lored Euphonia. (S11)


Golden-bellied Euphonia - Euphonia chrysopasta
Golden-bellied Euphonia
Euphonia chrysopasta chrysopasta
Sani Lodge, Sucumbíos province, Ecuador
Female. Also known as White-lored Euphonia. (S8)


Golden-bellied Euphonia - Euphonia chrysopasta
Golden-bellied Euphonia
Euphonia chrysopasta chrysopasta
Sani Lodge, Sucumbíos province, Ecuador
Female with nesting material. Also known as White-lored Euphonia. (S11)


Olive-backed Euphonia - Euphonia gouldi
Olive-backed Euphonia
Euphonia gouldi praetermissa
Willie Mazú Reserve, Chiriqui Grande-Lake Fortuna road, Bocas del Toro province, Panama.
Female, collecting nesting material. This species is found in lowland and foothill rainforest from Mexico to western Panama. (S8)


Olive-backed Euphonia - Euphonia gouldi
Olive-backed Euphonia
Euphonia gouldi praetermissa
Willie Mazú Reserve, Chiriqui Grande-Lake Fortuna road, Bocas del Toro province, Panama.
Pair collecting nesting material; the male is the upper bird. The female is the same bird as in the above photo. (S8)


Yellow-throated Euphonia - Euphonia hirundinacea
Yellow-throated Euphonia
Euphonia hirundinacea hirundinacea
Sierra de los Tuxtlas, Veracruz state, Mexico.
(S5)


Tawny-capped Euphonia - Euphonia anneae
Tawny-capped Euphonia
Euphonia anneae rufivertex
Cerro Azul, Panama province, Panama.
Male. Found in wet foothill rainforest from Costa Rica to NW Colombia. (S8)


Orange-bellied Euphonia - Euphonia xanthogaster
Orange-bellied Euphonia
Euphonia xanthogaster exsul
Rancho Grande, Henri Pittier NP, Aragua state, Venezuela.
Male. An example of one of the northernmost races, which have a chestnut crown. (D3)


Orange-bellied Euphonia - Euphonia xanthogaster
Orange-bellied Euphonia
Euphonia xanthogaster quitensis
Mirador Rio Blanco, Los Bancos, Pichincha province, Ecuador.
Male. (S6)


Orange-bellied Euphonia - Euphonia xanthogaster
Orange-bellied Euphonia
Euphonia xanthogaster quitensis
Mirador Rio Blanco, Los Bancos, Pichincha province, Ecuador.
Female. (D3)


Rufous-bellied Euphonia - Euphonia rufiventris
Rufous-bellied Euphonia
Euphonia rufiventris
Yasuní Research Station, Orellana province, Ecuador.
A common Amazonian species. (S6)


Chestnut-bellied Euphonia - Euphonia pectoralis
Chestnut-bellied Euphonia
Euphonia pectoralis
Hotel do Ypê, Itatiaia NP, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.
Male. (D3)


Chestnut-bellied Euphonia - Euphonia pectoralis
Chestnut-bellied Euphonia
Euphonia pectoralis
Folha Seca, Ubatuba, São Paulo state, Brazil.
Female. She still has chestnut on the undertail coverts, making her easy to ID. (S6)


Blue-naped Chlorophonia - Chlorophonia cyanea
Blue-naped Chlorophonia
Chlorophonia cyanea cyanea
Reserva Ecologica de Guapiaçu, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.
Male. This colorful species occurs on the lower slopes of mountainous regions throughout much of South America. (S8)


Blue-naped Chlorophonia - Chlorophonia cyanea
Blue-naped Chlorophonia
Chlorophonia cyanea psittacina
El Dorado Lodge, Santa Marta mountains, Magdalena department, Colombia.
This distinctive subspecies is endemic to the Santa Martas. It has striking yellow forehead and a green back (not blue) making the nuchal collar stand out much more. Compare it to the nominate subspecies above. (S6)


Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia - Chlorophonia pyrrhophrys
Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia
Chlorophonia pyrrhophrys
Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Pichincha province, Ecuador.
Male. A beautifully gaudy yet sadly very scarce bird of Andean cloudforest. (S7)


Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia - Chlorophonia pyrrhophrys
Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia
Chlorophonia pyrrhophrys
Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Pichincha province, Ecuador.
Female. (S7)

















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