Euphonia & Chlorophonia in Nicaragua

Years ago they were called tanagers before getting their own unique names:

Yellow-throated Euphonia, El Jaguar Nature Reserve, Nicaragua
Blue-crowned Chlorophonia, El Jaguar Nature Reserve, Nicaragua

Blue-crowned Chorophonia (left), Yellow-winged Tanager (right)
El Jaguar Nature Reserve, Nicaragua
Blue-crowned Chlorophonia, El Jaguar Nature Reserve, Nicaragua
The one on the left more clearly shows the “blue crown” which they all have
All of these photos were shot from a great distance and cropped a lot!
A better shot with the Yellow-winged Tanager which can be seen from another location in the Tanager Post
Then there are 3 Blue-crowned Chlorophonia on the right, with no explanation yet for one with an orange cap.
It could be a trick of the light, a freak difference, or less likely a Tawny-capped Euphonia. I go with light!
El Jaguar Nature Reserve, Nicaragua

About Chlorophonia at Cornell’s Neotropical Birds – Only found Nicaragua to Guatemala and not in Costa Rica. 
About Yellow-throated Euphonia at Cornell’s Neotropical Birds
In my Birds of Costa Rica photo gallery you will find photos of the Elegant Euphonia,  Olive-backed Euphonia  and Yellow-crowned Euphonia.

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