Family Finches (Fringillidae)

Least Concern

Puerto Rican Euphonia (Euphonia sclateri)


French: Organiste de Porto Rico German: Puerto-Rico-Organist Spanish: Eufonia de Puerto Rico

Cyanophonia sclateri

P. L. Sclater

, 1854,

Puerto Rico


Hitherto treated as conspecific with E. musica and E. flavifrons, but differs from latter in characters given under that species and from former in its bright yellow vs orange underparts and lower rump (upper rump yellow in both) (2); bright yellow vs black throat (3); powder blue vs royal blue crown to nape (2); steel blue vs deep purplish gloss on mantle, back and wings (ns[1]); and smaller overall size, with notably shorter tail (effect size –4.02, score 2). Monotypic.


Puerto Rico.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2017). Puerto Rican Euphonia (Euphonia sclateri). 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 19 November 2017).