Rufous-bellied Euphonia

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Rufous-bellied Euphonia

The Rufous-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia rufiventris) is a South American finch found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. It inhabits subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests.

 

Diet / Feeding

Their diet consists of a variety of tree-borne fruits. In particular, they are known to feed on mistletoe berries. Their gut is specially adapted for mistletoe berries, which are poisonous.

These finches tend to move to places where mistletoe berries are the most abundant. They are most commonly seen in small groups foraging in their favored feeding areas.

 

Vocalizations

Euphonias are known for their almost constant singing. Their best known calls sound like "Pe-we," "see-see," and "beem-beem".

 

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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