French: Organiste du Magdalena German: Samtstirnorganist Spanish: Eufonia del Magdalena
P. L. Sclater
WC Colombia, in upper Magdalena Valley from N Tolima (Honda) and adjacent Cundinamarca S to SW Huila (La Plata); recent record from middle Cauca Valley.
9 cm; 9–12 g. Small euphonia with small, stubby bill. Male has small yellow forecrown patch extending rearwards just to eye, bordered in front by narrow band of black over... read more
Frequently heard call, by either sex, a clear high “dee-dee” or “tee dee-dee”, much like that of... read more
Found in dry open and semi-open woodland, ranchland with scattered trees, fence rows with trees,... read more
Food and feeding
Small fruits and berries, especially mistletoe berries (Loranthaceae); probably some insects, too. Occurs in pairs or small family parties... read more
Three birds in breeding condition in Jan–Apr in upper Magdalena Valley. No other information.
Resident. Limited observations suggest that pairs or families are sedentary, and not so apt to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Colombian Inter-Andean Valleys EBA. Fairly common very locally. Recent record from middle Cauca Valley needs... read more
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