French: Organiste fardé German: Zügelorganist Spanish: Eufonia maquillada
Other common names: Golden-bellied Euphonia
P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1869,
lower Ucayali, Peru.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
E. c. nitida
(T. E. Penard, 1923) – extreme E Colombia (along R Orinoco), S Venezuela (S of Orinoco) E to French Guiana, and N Brazil N of R Amazon.
E. c. chrysopasta
P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1869 – SE Colombia (from Meta) S through E Ecuador and E Peru to N Bolivia, and W & C Brazil (E to R Xingu and, in E Pará, to R Tocantins).
9–10 cm; 11–16·2 g. Small, comparatively plain euphonia, male with female-type plumage, bill noticeably thick and with cutting edges not quite straight (like slightly crooked... read more
Calls include variety of smacking notes and short whistles; one of commonest calls a rather loud... read more
Canopy of humid terra firme and várzea forest, tree-scattered shady clearings,... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and insects. One stomach contained only seeds. Usually seen in pairs, less often singly or in small groups of up to about six... read more
Breeding reported in Aug in Ecuador, and numerous records in Aug and Sept in SE Peru. Nest built by both sexes, covered and football-shaped... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common and widespread across Amazonia. Occurs in a number of large protected areas, including Tinigua, Serranía de Chiribiquete, La Paya, Cahuinarí... read more
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