French: Organiste olive German: Olivrückenorganist Spanish: Eufonia olivácea
P. L. Sclater
Subspecies and Distribution
E. g. gouldi
P. L. Sclater, 1857 – Gulf–Caribbean slope of Mexico (S Veracruz E to S Quintana Roo, S to N Oaxaca and N Chiapas) S through N Guatemala and Belize to Honduras.
E. g. praetermissa
(J. L. Peters, 1929) – extreme SE Honduras, E Nicaragua, E Costa Rica (locally also on Pacific slope in Guanacaste) and NW Panama (to NW Veraguas).
9–10 cm; 10·9–16 g. Small euphonia with thick and stubby bill, both sexes with drab female-type plumage. Male nominate race has yellow on forehead extending back to top of... read more
Commonest calls are a rolling “churrr-churrr” or “chur-chur-chur” with metallic quality, and... read more
Tall humid and wet lowland and foothill forest, and tall second growth and shady clearings adjacent... read more
Food and feeding
Known to eat wide variety of small berries, including Anthurium (Araceae), Miconia and other melastomes, Trema (... read more
Breeding reported in May in Belize and Feb–Jul in Costa Rica. Nest a globular structure with side entrance, made from thin roots, rhizomes... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to locally common. A Caribbean lowland species, population now much reduced by loss of rainforest in region. Occurs in a number of... read more
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