Family Finches (Fringillidae)

Least Concern

Finsch's Euphonia (Euphonia finschi)


French: Organiste de Finsch German: Finschorganist Spanish: Eufonia de Finsch

Euphonia finschi

P. L. Sclater and Salvin

, 1877,

Demerara, Guyana




Venezuela (near Santa Elena de Uairén and specimen from near Cerro Roraima, both in extreme SE Bolívar), adjacent N Brazil (NE Roraima) and E across C Guyana, W & N Suriname and N French Guiana.

Descriptive notes

9 cm; 10–11 g. Small euphonia with bill relatively short and thin for genus. Male has small dark yellow forecrown patch extending to rear of eye; rest of head to foreneck and... read more


Call a clear, whistled “dee-dee”, this varied to “dee-dee-dee”, or even to 4 notes, and overall... read more


Found primarily along gallery-forest borders, bushy savanna with scattered trees and, in Suriname,... read more

Food and feeding

Small fruits and berries, e.g. mistletoe berries (Loranthaceae); probably some insects. Pairs or small groups (possibly families), often... read more


Male with greatly enlarged gonads in mid-Apr in Suriname. No other information.


Resident. Any movements likely confined to short-distance seasonal wandering; has been found only... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon and perhaps also very local throughout its range; can be difficult to find and seems nowhere very numerous. Occurs in a few... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. (2020). Finsch's Euphonia (Euphonia finschi). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 29 February 2020).