Yellow-throated euphonia

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Yellow-throated euphonia
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Subfamily: Euphoniinae
Genus: Euphonia
E. hirundinacea
Binomial name
Euphonia hirundinacea
Bonaparte, 1838

The yellow-throated euphonia (Euphonia hirundinacea) is a species of bird in the Fringillidae family. It is found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama.

The yellow-throated euphonia is a small 10 cm (3.9 in) long bird. Like most male euphonias, it is primarily dark blue above and yellow below. They can easily be confused for other euphonia species that share their range. The male of this species is distinguished by the combination of a yellow forecrown, yellow throat and a white spot on the belly. The female is dull green, but also has the distinctive white belly spot.[2][3]

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.

Its call is a fast chee-dee-dee.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Euphonia hirundinacea". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b Garrigues, Richard; Dean, Robert (2007). The Birds of Costa Rica. Ithaca: Zona Tropical/Comstock/Cornell University Press. p. 326. ISBN 978-0-8014-7373-9.
  3. ^ Angehr, George R.; Dean, Robert (2010). The Birds of Panama. Ithaca: Zona Tropical/Comstock/Cornell University Press. p. 385. ISBN 978-0-8014-7674-7.
  • Stiles, F. Gary; Skutch, Alexander F. (1989). A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica. Comstock Publishing Associates. ISBN 0-8014-9600-4.

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