Tawny-capped-euphonia
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
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Genus:Euphonia
Species:anneae

Found along the Caribbean Slope of Costa Rica and Panama, this bird barely enters South America, in extreme northeastern Colombia. A rare species in collections, it was obtained by the DWA during an expedition to Panama. Euphonias are specialized for eating small fruits, especially mistletoe berries. In captivity they enjoy blueberries. Euphonia is Greek for “Good Voice”, given to these birds for their whistle, trills and musical notes.