Plumbeous Euphonia (Euphonia plumbea)

Plumbeous Euphonia

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Thraupidae | [latin] Euphonia plumbea | [UK] Plumbeous Euphonia | [FR] Organiste plombe | [DE] Grauorganist | [ES] Fruterito Plomizo | [IT] Eufonia plumbea | [NL] Grijze Organist


Monotypic species

Physical charateristics

Upperparts incuding head, throat and chest blue-gray. Center of breast yellow, sides of fore body mottled blue gray. The female has a gray head, remining upperparts dark olive and thraot and chest pale gray. Lower underparts olive yellow, becoming more bright towards belly and breast.

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It is found in Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest. Prefers scrubby open woodland and savanna. Also savanna bordrs and edges of outcrops


No data.

Feeding habits

Usually forages in pairs for fruit in scattered trees.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global Extent of Occurrence of 810,000 km². The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population size criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e. less than 10,000 mature individuals in conjunction with appropriate decline rates and subpopulation qualifiers), even though the species is described as ‘uncommon’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e. declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Plumbeous Euphonia status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range

Distribution map

Plumbeous Euphonia range map


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