Violaceous Euphonias



The Violaceous Euphonias (Euphonia violacea) are small finches found on the southern Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago; as well as in South America, where they occur in eastern Venezuela south to Paraguay and northeastern Argentina. They are resident (non-migratory), inhabiting forests and citrus fruit and cocoa plantations. Description: Violaceous Euphonias measure about 4.5 inches (11.4 cm) in length and weigh about 0.5 oz (14 g). The male”s upper plumage isglossy blue-black and his forehead and his plumage below is a deep golden yellow. The female”s plumage is olive green above and greenish yellow below. Juveniles look like females.


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