Family Finches (Fringillidae)

Least Concern

Rufous-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia rufiventris)


Taxonomy

French: Organiste à ventre roux German: Rotbauchorganist Spanish: Eufonia ventrirrufa
Taxonomy:

Tanagra rufiventris

Vieillot

, 1819,

locality unknown = Iquitos, Peru

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Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • E. r. carnegiei Dickerman, 1988 – S Venezuela S to headwaters of rivers Orinoco, Ventuari, Cauca, Paragua and Cuyuní.
  • E. r. rufiventris (Vieillot, 1819) – E Colombia S to E Ecuador, E Peru and N Bolivia (R Surutú, in Santa Cruz), and Amazonian Brazil (E to R Negro, vicinity of R Xingu and EC Pará, S to C Mato Grosso).
  • Descriptive notes

    10 cm; 13–18 g. Smallish euphonia with short, stout bill, male distinctive in having no yellow forehead patch and no white in tail. Male nominate race has head to throat and... read more

    Voice

    Commonest call a rough, low-pitched rattle, “j’a’a’a’a, j’a’a’a’a, j’a’a’a’a”, the series varying... read more

    Habitat

    Canopy of humid and wet terra firme and várzea forest, and regularly found along... read more

    Food and feeding

    Variety of small fruits and berries, including mistletoe berries (Loranthaceae). Contents of four stomachs were vegetable matter, including... read more

    Breeding

    No information.

    Movements

    Resident.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common, and widespread across W & C Amazonia. Occurs in numerous protected areas, and its range encompasses extensive intact... read more

    Recommended citation

    Hilty, S. (2017). Rufous-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia rufiventris). 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/61803 on 21 November 2017).