Olive-backed Euphonia (Euphonia gouldi)

The Olive-backed Euphonia is very peculiar among the family of euphonias. Most euphonias are blue and yellow, but the Olive-backed has green and brown tones in the underparts, with olive in the back and a small yellow patch on the nape.

Olive-backed Euphonia, Male - Euphonia gouldi - Eufonia Olivácea (Agüío, Barranquillo, Culo Rojo, Güere), Macho (1)

A single adult euphonia perched on a small branch, showing the colors of its underparts

Olive-backed Euphonia, Male - Euphonia gouldi - Eufonia Olivácea (Agüío, Barranquillo, Culo Rojo, Güere), Macho (3)

A parent feeds small pieces of banana to the juvenile, which agitates the wings very fast to get some food

Olive-backed Euphonia, Male - Euphonia gouldi - Eufonia Olivácea (Agüío, Barranquillo, Culo Rojo, Güere), Macho

A frontal view of the euphonia reveals the yellow patch on the nape of the bird

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