French: Organiste moucheté German: Stirnfleckenorganist Spanish: Eufonia coronipinta
El Pozo, Río Térraba, Costa Rica
Pacific slope of Costa Rica (from at least Carara and San José) S to W Panama (Chiriquí).
10 cm; 14 g. Small euphonia with stubby bill. Male has bright yellow forehead patch extending back to rear edge of eye, yellow inconspicuously dotted with black (especially... read more
Calls include a rolling or rattled “tr’r’r’r’r” or “chu’r’r’r’r”, most often doubled or given in a... read more
Humid forest and adjacent forest borders, shady clearings and tall second growth. Lowlands and... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly small berries, also some larger fruits, nectar; also insects. Found mainly alone or in pairs, infrequently in groups of three or... read more
Breeding recorded in Mar–Jun in Costa Rica; two broods may be attempted. In Costa Rica, both male and female seen building nest, a rounded... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in South Central American Pacific Slope EBA. Uncommon to locally common in SW Costa Rica, numbers rapidly... read more
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