French: Organiste teité German: Veilchenorganist Spanish: Eufonia violácea
Subspecies and Distribution
E. v. rodwayi
(T. E. Penard, 1919) – E & S Venezuela and Trinidad.
E. v. violacea
(Linnaeus, 1758) – the Guianas, and N Brazil (N of R Amazon E of R Jamundá; S of Amazon from R Madeira E to Maranhão).
E. v. aurantiicollis
A. W. Bertoni, 1901 – E Brazil (Piauí and Paraíba S to Goiás, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, then W to W Paraná and S to Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).
10 cm; 12·5–17 g. Rather small euphonia with bill relatively heavy for the genus. Male nominate race has orange-yellow forecrown patch extending just to front... read more
Songs incorporate mimicked notes and phrases of many other birds, including both oscine and non-... read more
Humid forest, forest borders, second-growth woodland, shrubby clearings with taller trees, orchards... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits; also, reported as taking nectar from Psittacanthus mistletoe (Loranthaceae) in Brazil, and Allophyllus edulis (... read more
Breeding reported Jan–Aug (mostly May–Jul) in Trinidad, Nov–Apr in Suriname and Oct in Brazil. Nest built by both sexes,... read more
Resident. May wander seasonally in search of fruit.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common, and widespread. Occurs in a number of protected areas, ranging from Canaima National Park (Venezuela), Kaieteur National... read more
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