Orange bellied Euphonia
The Orange-bellied Euphonia is a small bird belonging to the Fringillidae family. It has a compact body and a short tail, with yellow underparts and a dark blue back, as well as a stout, short bill. To distinguish the male Euphonias, observe the crown and throat. The Orange-bellied species has a yellow cap and dark throat, with a slightly orange-yellow belly. Female Euphonias are challenging to differentiate from other species but are often seen in pairs or small groups with males. These birds prefer open forested habitats, edges, and gardens, and can form mixed feeding flocks with other species such as warblers and tanagers.
Photo: Alfredo Cornejo