Antillean euphonia

The Antillean euphonia is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Antillean Euphonia is here reported feeding on eight additional species of plants and on arthropods. After Hurricane Hugo, the species showed foraging and feeding flexibility such as searching and gleaning for insects from the underside of leaves in the mid-canopy and shrub layer of the forest, and eating varied food items. Behavioral changes may have resulted from shortage of its usual food (mistletoe) in the forest canopy as a result of major habitat disturbance following the passage of the hurricane. More

The Antillean Euphonia (Euphonia musica) is a bird species in the finch family, Fringillidae (formerly in Thraupidae). It is found in all the main islands of the Lesser Antilles, and the Greater Antilles from Hispaniola eastwards. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Euphonia musica. More

Antillean Euphonia The Antillean Euphonia (Euphonia musica) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family. It is found in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Uruguay, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest. More

Antillean Euphonia is additionally known as a vagrant from other islands in the Lesser Antilles; it is believed to be extirpated from Saba. Taxonomy - Antillean Euphonia, Elegant Euphonia Euphonia elegantissima, and Golden-rumped Euphonia Euphonia cyanocephala have previously been considered parts of the same species Euphonia musica. More

The Antillean Euphonia is found in the Lesser and Greater Antilles islands. Its natural habitats are tropical or subtropical dry forests, tropical or subtropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest. Description: The Antillean Euphonia is one of the most colorful birds that occur in Puerto Rico. The male has a bright yellow rump and underbelly, an orange forehead, a bright blue crown and black backside, tail, wings and cheeks. More

Emerald, Green Mango, and a female Antillean Euphonia were spotted right in the courtyard of the lodge. An afternoon drive on Route 120 to nearby Maricao Forest produced (after considerable searching) our first Elfin Woods Warblers, a species only discovered in 1971. A late-night walk on the road above the lodge produced a pair of Puerto Rican Screech Owls, spotted just as the battery of my spotlight was beginning to fade. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thraupidae
Genus : Euphonia
Species : musica
Authority : (Gmelin, 1789)