Copyright: monacoeye • Do not copy without permission • Ubatuba, 2009
Bird name: Violaceous Euphonia
Latin: Euphonia violacea
Family: Fringillidae • Finches, Euphonias
Range: N, SC South America, including Brazil Atlantic Forest
Similar: Thick-billed Euphonia, Purple-throated Euphonia
We saw these Violaceous Euphonias at Jonas’ fruit feeders in Ubatuba. They look pretty much identical to the Thick-billed Euphonia, which fortunately is not in range on the coast of Brazil.
The male Violaceous Euphonia has blue-black upperparts and yellow-orange underparts and forehead. The female is greenish above and yellowish below.