|White-vented Euphonia (Euphonia minuta)
The White-vented Euphonia is found from Mexico, through Central America and down the Pacific coast of Colombia and Ecuador with a disjunct population covering most of the Amazon Basin and the Guianas.
It is found in the canopy and edges of humid forest.
|The male (photo 1) has the usual euphonia colouring with the upperparts head, throat and upper chest blue black with a yellow forehead. The belly and crissum are white which distinguishes it from all other euphonias. The female (photo 2) is olive above with an olive-yellow breast band and flanks and also has a white or greyish white belly and crissum. Diagnostic behaviour is its tail flicking from side to side as you can see in the third photo.|
|There is an illustrations in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 1, Plate 14.|