French: Organiste à capuchon German: Blaukappenorganist Spanish: Eufonia elegante
Other common names:
Subspecies and Distribution
E. e. rileyi
(van Rossem, 1942) – NW Mexico (SE Sonora and NE Sinaloa).
E. e. elegantissima
(Bonaparte, 1838) – W & C Mexico (from S Sinaloa, Guanajuato and S Nuevo León) S, mainly in mountains, to Belize, C & S Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and CN Nicaragua.
E. e. vincens
E. J. O. Hartert, 1913 – mountains of Costa Rica and W Panama (E to Veraguas).
10 cm; 13–17 g. Small-billed euphonia, male with orange-rufous underparts. Male nominate race has rufous forehead bordered behind by pencil-thin line of black; crown... read more
Song a long, fast jumble of little trills, bubbly notes, whistles and chips in rambling fashion.... read more
In Mexico occurs in open pine–oak (Pinus–Quercus) woodland, oak scrub... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds almost entirely on small soft berries, principally of mistletoe; exocarp sometimes removed before eating. Pairs or small groups,... read more
Insufficient data on season. Rounded or globular nest with side entrance, finely woven with slender rootlets and dry grass stems, lined... read more
Birds from N part of range in Mexico may migrate S during coldest months; also descends to lower... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common over most of range. Survives in variety of semi-open or disturbed montane habitats, and also occurs in a number of protected areas,... read more
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