French: Organiste cul-roux German: Roststeißorganist Spanish: Eufonia ventricanela
P. L. Sclater, 1857,
Santa Marta, Colombia; probably error = locality undetermined.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
E. f. fulvicrissa
P. L. Sclater, 1857 – C Panama (from Coclé and Colón on Caribbean side and Panamá Province on Pacific side) E to W Colombia (N Chocó).
E. f. omissa
E. J. O. Hartert, 1913 – N base of Colombian Andes from Antioquia E to NW end of E Andes in Norte de Santander (including Sinú Valley, lower Cauca Valley and middle Magdalena Valley) and Pacific coast S to Cauca.
E. f. purpurascens
E. J. O. Hartert, 1901 – SW Colombia (Nariño) S to NW Ecuador (Esmeraldas, Manabí and NW Pichincha).
9 cm; 10·1–13 g. Rather small euphonia with tawny-rufous undertail-coverts. Male nominate race has small lemon-yellow patch on forehead extending back to just above eye; rest... read more
Commonest call a chattery rattle, “d’e’e’e’h, d’e’e’e’h”, occasionally a single “d’e’e’e’h” or up... read more
Humid and wet forest, forest borders, and shrubby or overgrown clearings and second-growth woodland... read more
Food and feeding
Typically feeds on small fruits, less than 5 mm in diameter; also reported as taking arthropods. In Panama, known to eat catkins of ... read more
In Colombia, 13 birds in breeding condition in Jan–Jul in N and two others in Apr in Antioquia. Covered nest with side entrance, like that... read more
Resident. Minor elevational movement (seasonal or wandering individuals) possible, but... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common over most of range. Occurs in numerous protected areas, including Metropolitan, Soberanía, Chagres and Darién National... read more
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