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Kingdom  Animalia
Infraorder  Passerida
Family  Fringillidae
Scientific name  Euphonia
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Passerine
Suborder  Passeri
Superfamily  Passeroidea
Subfamily  Euphoniinae
Higher classification  Tanager
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Violaceous euphonia, Purple‑throated euphonia, Thick‑billed euphonia, Orange‑bellied euphonia, Golden‑rumped euphonia

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Euphonias are members of the genus Euphonia, a group of Neotropical birds in the finch family. They and the chlorophonias comprise the subfamily Euphoniinae.


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.

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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.

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Species list

The genus contains 27 species:

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  • Jamaican euphonia, Euphonia jamaica
  • Plumbeous euphonia, Euphonia plumbea
  • Scrub euphonia, Euphonia affinis
  • Purple-throated euphonia, Euphonia chlorotica
  • Yellow-crowned euphonia, Euphonia luteicapilla
  • Trinidad euphonia, Euphonia trinitatis
  • Velvet-fronted euphonia, Euphonia concinna
  • Orange-crowned euphonia, Euphonia saturata
  • Finsch's euphonia, Euphonia finschi
  • Violaceous euphonia, Euphonia violacea
  • Thick-billed euphonia, Euphonia laniirostris
  • Yellow-throated euphonia, Euphonia hirundinacea
  • Green-chinned euphonia, Euphonia chalybea
  • Elegant euphonia, Euphonia elegantissima
  • Antillean euphonia, Euphonia musica
  • Golden-rumped euphonia, Euphonia cyanocephala
  • Spot-crowned euphonia, Euphonia imitans
  • Fulvous-vented euphonia, Euphonia fulvicrissa
  • Olive-backed euphonia, Euphonia gouldi
  • Bronze-green euphonia, Euphonia mesochrysa
  • White-lored euphonia, Euphonia chrysopasta
  • White-vented euphonia, Euphonia minuta
  • Tawny-capped euphonia, Euphonia anneae
  • Orange-bellied euphonia, Euphonia xanthogaster
  • Rufous-bellied euphonia, Euphonia rufiventris
  • Chestnut-bellied euphonia, Euphonia pectoralis
  • Golden-sided euphonia, Euphonia cayennensis

  • The black-throated euphonia ("Euphonia vittata") is now thought to be a hybrid between the chestnut-bellied euphonia and the orange-bellied euphonia.

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