French: Organiste à gorge jaune German: Schwalbenorganist Spanish: Eufonia gorjiamarilla
Subspecies and Distribution
E. h. hirundinacea
Bonaparte, 1838 – E & SE Mexico (from San Luis Potosí, S Tamaulipas, Puebla, N Oaxaca, Chiapas and Yucatán Peninsula) S through Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and E Nicaragua.
E. h. gnatho
(Cabanis, 1861) – NW Nicaragua and Costa Rica (in Guanacaste, and Central Valley and Caribbean slope) S to W Panama (W Chiriquí).
10 cm; 11·6–17·8 g. Small euphonia with small yellow forecrown. Male nominate race has small bright yellow patch on forehead extending back to eye; rest of head and... read more
Song of male includes high shrill and squeaky notes often rapidly alternated in choppy pattern of 2... read more
Found in dry to humid regions, mainly along forest borders, second growth, shady plantations, and... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and berries; probably also insects. Feeds heavily on mistletoe berries (Loranthaceae), and locally feeds heavily on figs (Ficus... read more
Breeding reported in May and Aug in Mexico, Jun in Belize, Mar–May in Guatemala, and mainly Apr–Jul at in Costa Rica (Monteverde). Nest a... read more
Resident over most of range; some local seasonal movements in response to food abundance likely. In... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common from Mexico S; in Costa Rica uncommon and local in dry areas of NW and in C valley, common to abundant in some Pacific-slope... read more
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