French: Organiste de Trinidad German: Trinidadorganist Spanish: Eufonia de Trinidad
N Colombia (from Atlántico S to E Antioquia and middle Magdalena Valley) and E across most of Venezuela N of R Orinoco and, S of it, locally in NC Bolívar; also Trinidad.
10 cm; 8·8–14 g. Small euphonia with short stubby bill. Male is glossy dark steel-blue above, with bright yellow crown extending from bill to well behind eye; bib glossy blue... read more
Vocal, but can be difficult to locate. Often heard call a clear, whistled “teee, deee” on even... read more
Dry to moist forest, gallery forest, light woodland, forest borders, scrubby or wasteland areas,... read more
Food and feeding
Small fruits and berries, especially mistletoe berries (Loranthaceae), also insects. Occurs in pairs and in small groups of 3–6 individuals... read more
Breeding reported in Apr in Colombia and Venezuela and Feb–Apr in Trinidad. Nest built by both sexes, a globular covered structure with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common virtually throughout its range. Occurs in a number of reserves and protected areas, including Guatopo, Henri Pittier, San... read more
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