Family Finches (Fringillidae)

Near Threatened

Green-throated Euphonia (Euphonia chalybea)


French: Organiste chalybé German: Bronzeorganist Spanish: Eufonia bronceada
Other common names: Green-chinned Euphonia

Tanagra chalybea


, 1825,

Ipanema, São Paulo, Brazil




SE Brazil (from Rio de Janeiro and extreme S Minas Gerais#R S to C Rio Grande do Sul) and adjacent E Paraguay (Canindeyú S to Guairá and Itapúa) and NE Argentina (Misiones and Corrientes).

Descriptive notes

11 cm; 18–20 g. Relatively large euphonia with noticeably thick bill. Male has small yellow frontal band, lores blackish; rest of head and upperparts, including upper­... read more


Call a short series, “chik chik chik chik chik”, duration c. 1 second. Song a squeaky and raspy... read more


Primarily humid forest, wooded borders, tall second growth, and clearings with large trees.... read more

Food and feeding

Fruits; also, insects, including caterpillars, and spiders (Araneae). Reported to favour epiphytic fruits, including those of Rhipsalis... read more


Breeding recorded in Oct in Brazil (Paraná). Nest a rounded structure of plant stems and leaves with side entrance, much as those of... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Fairly common locally in SE Brazil Atlantic Forests from Rio de Janeiro S to Rio Grande do Sul. In E Paraguay... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. (2020). Green-throated Euphonia (Euphonia chalybea). 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 on 29 February 2020).