French: Organiste à calotte d’or German: Orangescheitelorganist Spanish: Eufonia coroninaranja
Colombia on both slopes of W Andes (S from S Chocó and Risaralda), W Ecuador and extreme NW Peru (Tumbes).
10 cm. Small, relatively dark euphonia with rather short and thick bill. Male has entire crown (back almost to nape) deep orange-yellow; rest of head to foreneck and... read more
Song a leisurely series of “tsit” notes, nasal “tcheeur” notes, and fast “tididit” phrases. Call a... read more
Occurs in wide variety of semi-open areas with scattered trees, parks, tree-lined streamsides,... read more
Food and feeding
Few data available on diet; probably feeds mainly on small berries and fruits. Usually singly or in pairs that stay well up in trees in... read more
Nest-building in Apr in S Colombia (Pialapi Valley, 1790 m, in SW Nariño: nest built by female, globular, with side entrance, made from... read more
Little information. Recorded only Feb–Mar (single adult males) in Anchicayá Valley (at 1050 m), in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon and local both in SW Colombia and in W Ecuador. May occur in a few protected areas, e.g. Farallones de Cali National Park and El Pangan... read more
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