French: Organiste louis-d’or German: Hispaniolaorganist Spanish: Eufonia de La Española
Other common names:
Antillean Euphonia (when treated as conspecific with E. sclateri and E. flavifrons)
J. F. Gmelin
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Hispaniola and Gonâve I.
10–12 cm. Small euphonia with short thick bill. Adult male has lores, side of head including ear-coverts, and chin and throat blackish violet, small forehead band tawny-... read more
Song a trilling, tinkling “tuc-tuc-tuc...”, punctuated with sharp whistles, often in... read more
Occurs in dry to humid and wet forest (evergreen and deciduous), including pines (where uncommon)... read more
Food and feeding
Small fruits, especially mistletoes. Occurs in pairs when breeding, but at other times in small groups of up to a dozen individuals during... read more
Season Jan–Jul. Nest a grassy domed structure with side entrance, usually well concealed in moss and epiphytes in tree. Clutch four eggs,... read more
Chiefly resident. Seasonal elevational movements between highlands and lowlands reported, as yet... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Hispaniola EBA. Locally common over most of Hispaniola, including Gonâve I, but not known... read more
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