Antillean Euphonia (Euphonia musica) - HBW 16, p. 282
French: Organiste louis-d’or
Spanish: Eufonia Antillana
Other common names: Blue-crowned Euphonia
Taxonomy: Pipra musica J. F. Gmelin, 1789, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Recent molecular-genetic analysis indicates that genus belongs in family Fringillidae. Present species forms a monophyletic species group with E. elegantissima and E. cyanocephala, and all formerly considered conspecific; widely separated geographically, the three do not differ greatly in voice or behaviour, although males differ somewhat in plumage, females less so. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- musica (J. F. Gmelin, 1789) - Hispaniola and Gonâve I.
- sclateri (P. L. Sclater, 1854) - Puerto Rico.
- flavifrons (Sparrman, 1789) - Lesser Antilles on Barbuda, Antigua, Guadeloupe, La Désirade, Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia, St Vincent, and Grenada.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
male foraging in canopy, briefly with female, then does a sticky pooh and has to wipe its bum in the branch Locality Maricao State Forest, Maricao, Puerto Rico (ssp sclateri)
Martin Kennewell 2 July 2006 2 years ago 33 sec 3.3
a male perched atop a dead branch of an emergent tree Locality Sierra de Bahoruco, Dominican Republic (Monotypic species)
DAVID ASCANIO 15 May 2010 6 years ago 10 sec 3
A slow-motioned view of a male perched and flying away Locality Guánica, Puerto Rico (ssp sclateri)
Juan Sanabria 31 July 2007 8 years ago 9 sec 2.3
Male perched on a branch
Locality La Azulita, Mérida State, Venezuela
Luis R Figueroa 27 March 2013 2 years ago 3.7
Lateral view of perched young male
Locality Puerto Rico (ssp sclateri)
Mikko Pyhälä 2 July 2011 4 years ago 3.4
An adult female looking for food. Una hembra adulta buscando alimento.
Locality Maricao State Forest, Maricao, Puerto Rico
J. Gonzalez y F. Collazo 22 November 2006 6 years ago 3.3
Lateral view of a male feeding on mistletoe
Locality Saint Lucia (ssp flavifrons)
Mikko Pyhälä 7 November 2011 4 years ago 1.7
Call. Locality Sierra de Bahoruco, Dominican Republic
herve jacob 17 February 2012 4 years ago 4
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An adult male singing on a tree branch. Un macho adulto vocalizando desde la rama de un árbol. Locality Utuado, Puerto Rico
J. Gonzalez y F. Collazo 23 November 2006 6 years ago 3