A vest of shinning copper topped off with splashes of vivid yellow are finished off with a glorious glossy coat of metallic blue

A gorgeous glossy layer of metallic blue finishes off a chestnut belly and yellow shoulder in style!

The chestnut-bellied euphonia (Euphonia pectoralis) is a tiny bird with a coppery chestnut tone and yellow spots on each wing shoulder.

A vest of shinning copper topped off with splashes of vivid yellow are finished off with a glorious glossy coat of metallic blue

The male additionally has shiny steel blue metallic-like blue top plumage that extends all the way down to his breast.

The female has predominantly olive plumage on the back and sides. She also has gray underparts and a gray nape.

Her under tail coverts are distinctively reddish-brown (feathers).

These South American finches are found in eastern and southeastern Brazil, as well as in eastern Paraguay and northern Argentina (Misiones).

These birds enjoy damp subtropical or tropical lowland forests and moist subtropical or tropical montane forests.

A vest of shinning copper topped off with splashes of vivid yellow are finished off with a glorious glossy coat of metallic blue

Chestnut-bellied Euphonia enjoys a wide range of tree-borne fruits. They will also consume tiny insects as well as honey.

Nests appear to be spherical or dome-shaped constructions with a side entrance made of plant material.

Such as moss and supported by epiphytic plants, tree trunks, tree ferns.

Or thin branches between 1.00 and 5.30 meters above ground.

Within, a clutch of 2–3 eggs is deposited.

A vest of shinning copper topped off with splashes of vivid yellow are finished off with a glorious glossy coat of metallic blue

The incubation phase lasts around 16 days, and the nestlings fly when they are 17–21 days old.

Both parents appear to help build the nest, however only the female incubated, brooded, and cared for the eggs.

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