Family Finches (Fringillidae)

Least Concern

Chestnut-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia pectoralis)


Taxonomy

French: Organiste à ventre marron German: Braunbauchorganist Spanish: Eufonia ventricastaña
Taxonomy:

Pipra pectoralis

Latham

, 1801,

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Described taxon “E. vittata” believed to have been a hybrid between present species and E. xanthogaster. Monotypic.

Distribution:

E & SE Brazil (Pernambuco and Alagoas; C Mato Grosso and S Bahia S to C Rio Grande do Sul), adjacent E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).

Descriptive notes

11 cm; 15–16·5 g. Rather small euphonia with thick bill, male distinctive in having no yellow forehead patch and no white in tail. Male has head to breast and... read more

Voice

Call a series of up to five coarse, low-pitched rattles, “j’a’a’a’a,... read more

Habitat

Canopy of humid forest, along forest borders and in tree-scattered clearings. Sea-level to 1550 m... read more

Food and feeding

Small fruits, including those of melastomes, epiphytes, epiphytic cacti, Cecropia, palms, and Solanum; observed also to... read more

Breeding

Breeding reported in Jan in SE Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) and Aug in Paraguay. Dome-shaped nest with small side entrance, made from mosses and... read more

Movements

Resident. Reports that this species may wander or undertake seasonal elevational movements in part... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Fairly common and widespread in SE Brazil and in extreme NE Argentina and E Paraguay. Deforestation extensive over most of its range, but generally... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. (2017). Chestnut-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia pectoralis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/61804 on 19 November 2017).