French: Organiste mordoré German: Grünscheitelorganist Spanish: Eufonia verdosa
no locality = Bogotá.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
E. m. mesochrysa
Salvadori, 1873 – Colombia (at head of Magdalena Valley in Huila; E slope of E Andes from E Cundinamarca and W Meta) S to E Ecuador.
E. m. media
(J. T. Zimmer, 1943) – N & C Peru on E slope of Andes (Amazonas and Cajamarca) S to Cuzco (R Chanchamayo).
E. m. tavarae
(Chapman, 1925) – SE Peru (S from R Tavara) S on E slope of Andes to Bolivia (to Cochabamba and extreme W Santa Cruz).
9–10 cm; 12–15 g. Small and rather drab euphonia with thick and stubby bill. Male nominate race has narrow dark olive band (inconspicuous) over bill, bordered above on... read more
Rather quiet; lacks loud whistles of “black-and-yellow” euphonias, and all vocalizations somewhat... read more
Humid and wet montane forest (cloudforest). Occurs in steep hillside forest and along forest... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and berries; probably some insects. Apparently feeds mainly on berries of smaller trees and shrubs with low but prolonged fruiting... read more
Little information. Some seasonal or irregular elevational movement in response to changing... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon. Can be found in a number of protected areas on E Andean slope, including Cordillera Los Picachos National Park (Colombia), Sangay National... read more
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