Golden-sided Euphonia (Euphonia cayennensis)

Golden-sided Euphonia

Golden-sided Euphonia (Euphonia cayennensis)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Fringillidae | [latin] Euphonia cayennensis | [UK] Golden-sided Euphonia | [FR] Euphone de Cayenne | [DE] Cayenneorganist | [ES] Fruterito Cayenero | [NL] Cayenne-organist


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Chlorophonia cayennensis
Euphonia cayennensis SA n Amazonia

Physical charateristics

Males are all dark glossy blue with conspicuous yellow patches at shoulder. Sides and flanks mottled blue grey. Females are patterned similar with dull gray head and dark olive upperparts. Underparts olive yellow.

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broods: 1   eggs min.: 3  
      eggs max.: 5  


South America : North Amazonia


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


Builds a domed nest with a clutch size of 3-5 eggs.

Feeding habits

Forages in pairs or in small groups for berries and fruits. Mostly found in tops of bushes and trees.


This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Golden-sided Euphonia status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range

Distribution map

Golden-sided Euphonia distribution range map


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