French: Organiste nègre German: Cayenneorganist Spanish: Eufonia negra
J. F. Gmelin
Cayenne, French Guiana
SE Venezuela (E Bolívar), the Guianas, and NE Brazil from Manaus E (on both sides of R Amazon) to Pará and N Maranhão.
11 cm; 11·8–16 g. Smallish, relatively short-tailed, stout-billed euphonia, male distinctive with almost wholly dark plumage. Male is entirely dark glossy steel-blue above... read more
Call a low, coarse, gravelly “j’a’a’a’a” repeated 2–6 times, sometimes quickly; almost identical to... read more
Occurs in canopy of humid lowland forest and forest borders, in some areas also in scrubbier, drier... read more
Food and feeding
Food is not well documented; mostly small berries and fruit, and probably some insects. Two stomachs contained only berries. Often... read more
Breeding recorded in Nov in Brazil (Pará). Nest in Brazil rounded or covered and with side entrance, much like those of congeners, made... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common; in most areas present at low density. Occurs in several large protected areas, including Canaima National Park (Venezuela... read more
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