French: Organiste de brousse German: Buschorganist Spanish: Eufonia matorralera
Tanagra [Euphonia] affinis
Subspecies and Distribution
E. a. godmani
Brewster, 1889 – Pale-vented Euphonia – Pacific slope of Mexico from SE Sonora S to C Guerrero.
E. a. olmecorum
Dickerman, 1981 – Gulf slope of Mexico from Nuevo León, S Tamaulipas and E San Luis Potosí S to N Chiapas.
E. a. affinis
(Lesson, 1842) – Scrub Euphonia – Yucatán Peninsula S through Belize and Guatemala to N Honduras; Pacific slope of Mexico from W Oaxaca S along coast to NW Costa Rica (Guanacaste).
9 cm; 8·5–12·8 g. Small, short-tailed euphonia with black-and-yellow pattern typical of many in genus; bill short and stubby. Male nominate race has... read more
Call of 1–3 pure thin whistles, “dee-dee-dee”, sometimes followed by 2 or 3 more... read more
Variety of semi-open, drier or lightly wooded areas, including dry forest, forest borders, second... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily frugivorous, taking berries of mistletoe (Loranthaceae) and many other small fruits, including figs (Ficus), ... read more
Nest with eggs in May in Mexico; breeding reported in dry season, Nov–Apr, in Costa Rica. Covered, football-shaped nest with side... read more
Resident. Some local wandering likely during post-breeding period.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and fairly numerous throughout its mainly lowland range. Status in El Salvador, which is almost entirely deforested, is uncertain,... read more
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