Elegant euphonia

The elegant or blue-hooded euphonia (Chlorophonia elegantissima) is a species of bird in the family Fringillidae. It is found in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. It was formerly classified in the genus Euphonia, but phylogenetic evidence indicates that it groups with Chlorophonia.[2]

Elegant euphonia
Euphonia elegantissima.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Subfamily: Euphoniinae
Genus: Chlorophonia
C. elegantissima
Binomial name
Chlorophonia elegantissima
(Bonaparte, 1838)
Euphonia elegantissima map.svg

Euphonia elegantissima

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forest and heavily degraded former forest.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Euphonia elegantissima". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Taxonomic Updates – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2021-07-14.

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