Finsch's Euphonias

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Finsch's Euphonia (Euphonia finschi)

The Finsch's Euphonias (Euphonia finschi) are South American finches that occur naturally in the northern countries of Venezuela (near Santa Elena de Uairén and Cerro Roraima, in extreme southeastern Bolívar), adjacent northern Brazil (northeastern Roraima) and east across central Guyana, western and northern Suriname and northern French Guiana.

They inhabit subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.

Alternate (Global) Names:

Chinese: ???? ... Czech: Libohlásek Finschuv, libohlásek Finsch?v ... Danish: Orangeisset Euphonia ... Dutch: Finsch' Organist ... Finnish: Guayananmarjukka ... French: Euphone de Finsch, Organiste de Finsch ... German: Finsch Organist, Finschorganist, Finsch-Organist ... Italian: Eufonia di Finsch ... Japanese: roraimasumirefuukinchou ... Norwegian: Guyanaeufonia ... Polish: organka gujanska, organka guja?ska ... Portuguese: Gaturamo-capim ... Russian: ??????? ????? ... Slovak: organista ohnivý ... Spanish: Carruñatá de Finsch, Eufonia de Finsch, Fruterito de Finsch ... Surinamese: Blauwdas ... Swedish: Finscheufonia

Diet / Feeding

Their diet consists of a variety of tree-borne fruits. In particular, they are known to feed on mistletoe berries. Their gut is specially adapted for mistletoe berries, which are poisonous.

These finches tend to move to places where mistletoe berries are the most abundant. They are most commonly seen in small groups foraging in their favored feeding areas.


Euphonias are known for their almost constant singing. The whistles of the Finsch's Euphonias are described as clear dee,dee, dee's .

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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