22 November, 2010

Olive-backed Euphonia

Scientific Name: Euphonia gouldi

Population Estimate: 50K-500K

Range / Habitat: Resident from SE Mexico through Central America. Prefers moist lowland forest.

Field Notes: Small, stubby passerine with characteristic forehead spot of the euphonia (not readily seen in the above photos). Distinctive plumage for euphonias: olive-grey throughout, males with yellow forehead and rust belly and vent (bottom photo). Female with rust forehead and vent only (top photo).

Personal Notes: Seen at Tikal in Guatemala.

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