Meet The Violaceous Euphonia That Is Flaunting Its Luminous Tones Of Yellow And Blue

Euphonia Violacea

The Violaceous Euphonia is a small bird of the true finch family and is scientifically named Euphonia Violacea. They reside in Trinidad, Tobago, and eastern Venezuela south of Paraguay and northeastern Argentina. 

Violaceous Euphonias love forests abundant with citrus fruits and cocoa. They are small birds, even adult Violaceous Euphonias measure 11.4 cm in length and weigh around 14 grams. 

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Their bright yellow and glossy blue colored feathers make their presence remarkable. Apart from their beautiful feathers, they are also known for their pleasant vocalization. They produce a “pe-we”, “seem-seem” and “beem-beem” sound while singing. Their melodious songs can be listened to from afar. 

Let’s grab some more information about the bird. 

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Have a look at this fabulous Violaceous Euponia.

Violaceous Euphonia

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They are small but marvelous at the same time. 

They are sexually dimorphic; therefore, males and females have different appearances. 

Males of the Violaceous Euponia have glossy blue plumage and golden yellow underparts, while females have olive green plumage and greenish-yellow underparts.

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Violaceous Euphonia

Common features of the males and females.

Both males and females of the Violaceous Euponia have dark violet legs and bills, and black irises.

Juveniles of the Violaceous Euponia are almost like their moms, but they will turn into their original plumage when they grow up.

Violaceous Euphonia juvenile and female

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They are resident breeders.

They are resident breeders of Trinidad, Tobago, Venezuela, Paraguay, and Argentina. 

Habitat of the Violaceous Euponia.

Northern Brazil, Tocantins River Drainage, the Guyanas, and the Orinoco River drainage are the particular ranges of the Violaceous Euponia.

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They occur in forests, secondary forest growth, and plantations of cocoa and citrus fruit. 

Diet of these birds.

Violaceous Euphonia eating

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They include fruits and berries in their diet. Mostly they have mistletoes, epiphytic cacti, and cecropia fruit, in which the mistletoe berries are poisonous. However, they digest them without any harm because of their simple digestive tract.

They also eat insects and are known for having terrestrial snails in Brazil.

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They build their ball nest on a bank, tree stump, or cavity.

They make a ball-like nest with a small opening in it. Females lay 3 to 4 eggs in them. 

Females are like single parents for incubating eggs and taking care of them, till they hatch.

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Violaceous Euphonia female and nest

They have a varied mix of musical notes, chattering, squeaks, and imitation. 

The Violaceous Euphonia is highly caged due to its bright colors. Several of them are threatened by trapping but because of inaccessible habitats, it is quite difficult to reach and cage them. Therefore, these birds are not threatened by the population.

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Despite the difficulties of capturing this dazzling beauty, we managed to compile pictures and related information about the Violaceous Euphonia. Please comment your thoughts below if you liked the article. 

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