French: Organiste chlorotique German: Purpurkehlorganist Spanish: Eufonia golipúrpura
Cayenne, French Guiana
Subspecies and Distribution
E. c. cynophora
(Oberholser, 1918) – W & S Venezuela (S Táchira, and E to Amazonas and Bolívar E to R Caura and R Cuyuní) S to E Colombia (Meta), probably also N Brazil (N Roraima).
E. c. chlorotica
(Linnaeus, 1766) – the Guianas and NC & E Brazil (E & S Amapá, and S of R Amazon from R Tapajós E through N Mato Grosso, Goiás and Minas Gerais to Bahia and Espírito Santo).
E. c. amazonica
Parkes, 1969 – both banks of R Amazon E from SE Colombia and extreme NE Peru to NC Brazil (R Tapajós, at Santarém).
E. c. taczanowskii
P. L. Sclater, 1886 – lowlands in N, E & SE Peru (mainly vicinity of R Marañón, both E & W of river, and Pampas del Heath) and N Bolivia.
E. c. serrirostris
d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837 – SE Bolivia and S Brazil (from S Mato Grosso, S Goiás and Rio de Janeiro) S to Paraguay, extreme N Uruguay, and N & C Argentina (S to N Buenos Aires).
9–10 cm; 8–14·3 g. Small euphonia with short, thick bill. Male nominate race has bright yellow forehead and forecrown extending to just above rear of eye; rest of head and... read more
Typical call a high, clear, whistled “teee, deee”, this often lengthened to 3–4 notes, e.g. “teee,... read more
In Amazon Basin occurs primarily along forest borders, and in river-edge and young river-island... read more
Food and feeding
Mistletoe berries (Loranthaceae), also wide variety of other small fruits, including those of Cecropia (Urticaceae), Annona... read more
A nest in Paraguay was a globular domed structure with small circular side entrance, much like that of others of genus, mainly of fibres... read more
Resident. Some seasonal movements in and out of dry Andean valleys (Peru) and in and out of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and fairly common to locally common. Found in wide variety of forest-edge and semi-open habitats. Occurs in many parks and reserves, and... read more
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