The Orange-crowned Euphonia (Euphonia saturata) occur naturally in South America, in the northeastern countries of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
They inhabit subtropical or tropical dry forests, moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.
Alternate (Global) Names
Chinese: ???? ... Czech: Libohlásek oranžovotemenný ... Danish: Orangekronet Euphonia ... Dutch: Vuurkruinorganist ... German: Orangescheitelorganist, Orangescheitel-Organist ... Finnish: Kultakruunumarjukka ... French: Euphone à couronne orange, Organiste à calotte d'or ... Italian: Eufonia capoarancio, Eufonia corona aranciata ... Japanese: Kikamurisumirefuukinchou, ?????????????? ... Norwegian: Oransjekroneeufonia ... Polish: Organka zlota, organka z?ota ... Russian: ???????????????? ??????? ... Slovak: Organista oranžový ... Spanish: Eufonia coroninaranja, Fruterito de Corona Anaranjada ... Swedish: Orangekronad eufonia
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. Their best known calls sound like "Pe-we," "see-see," and "beem-beem".
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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