French: Organiste à couronne rousse German: Braunscheitelorganist Spanish: Eufonia coronirrufa
Santa Rosa, Costa Rica.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
E. a. anneae
Cassin, 1865 – Caribbean foothills from Costa Rica E to W Panama (Chiriquí).
E. a. rufivertex
Salvin, 1866 – both slopes in Panama (from Veraguas) E to extreme NW Colombia (area of Cerro Tacarcuna, in foothills W of Gulf of Urabá).
11 cm; three birds from Panama 14·4–15·4 g (mean 14·9 g). Relatively small euphonia with thick bill. Male nominate race has most of crown rich rufous-chestnut, rest of head... read more
Pair-members continually utter a thin, sharp “chip” when attending nest. Long, sustained song... read more
Mainly dense humid and wet pre-montane and montane forest (cloudforest), forest borders, tall... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly small berries, including mistletoe (Loranthaceae), various species of melastome, figs (Ficus), Ericaceae, and especially... read more
Season reported as Mar–Jun in Costa Rica; a laying female in Mar in Panama. Nest a globular structure with small side entrance much like... read more
Mainly resident. Some seasonal movements to higher or lower elevations outside breeding season.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Central American Caribbean Slope EBA and Darién Lowlands EBA. Common in Costa Rica; apparently local and less... read more
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