Rufous-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia rufiventris) - HBW 16, p. 296
French: Organiste à ventre roux
Spanish: Eufonia Ventrirrufa
Taxonomy: Tanagra rufiventris Vieillot, 1819, locality unknown = Iquitos, Peru.
Recent molecular-genetic analysis indicates that genus belongs in family Fringillidae. May form a superspecies with E. pectoralis and E. cayennensis. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- carnegiei Dickerman, 1988 - S Venezuela S to headwaters of rivers Orinoco, Ventuari, Cauca, Paragua and Cuyuní.
- rufiventris (Vieillot, 1819) - E Colombia S to E Ecuador, SE Peru (Carabaya) and N Bolivia (R Surutú, in Santa Cruz), and Amazonian Brazil (E to R Negro and vicinity of R Xingu).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male singing from a tree top. Locality Tarapoto Tunnel, San Martín Department, Peru
Yoel Jimenez 4 December 2012 19 weeks ago 11 sec 3.6
A male collecting moss to build the nest at Teles Pires River. Locality Apiacás, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp rufiventris)
Tatiana Colombo 3 October 2007 5 years ago 20 sec 3.6
A male in a tree and flying away Locality Rio Roosevelt, Amazonas State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 9 July 2007 5 years ago 19 sec 2.3