Scientific name Euphonia
Higher classification Tanager
|Lower classifications Violaceous euphonia, Purple‑throated euphonia, Thick‑billed euphonia, Orange‑bellied euphonia, Golden‑rumped euphonia|
Thick billed euphonia euphonia laniirostris birds chirping birding aves
Euphonias are members of the genus Euphonia, a group of Neotropical birds in the finch family. They and the chlorophonias comprise the subfamily Euphoniinae.
- Thick billed euphonia euphonia laniirostris birds chirping birding aves
- Violaceous euphonias cute little orange blue finch bird singing butterfly world coconut creek
- Species list
Most euphonias are dark metallic blue above and bright yellow below. Many have contrasting pale foreheads and white undertails. Some have light blue patches on the head and/or orangish underparts. They range in overall length from 9 to 11 cm (3.5 to 4.3 in). They eat small fruit and berries particularly mistletoe (Loranthaceae). Some species may also eat some insects.
Euphonias were once considered members of the tanager family, Thraupidae. A molecular phylogenetic study of the finch family Fringillidae published in 2012 included 9 species from the genus Euphonia and a single species from the genus Chlorophonia, the blue-naped chlorophonia. The resulting cladogram showed the blue-naped chlorophonia nested within the Euphonia clade implying that the genus Euphonia is paraphyletic. The name of the genus was introduced by the French zoologist Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest in 1806.
Violaceous euphonias cute little orange blue finch bird singing butterfly world coconut creek
The genus contains 27 species:
The black-throated euphonia ("Euphonia vittata") is now thought to be a hybrid between the chestnut-bellied euphonia and the orange-bellied euphonia.