The Orange-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia xanthogaster), formerly known as Orange-bellied Tanager, is a finch found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland and montane 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.
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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