Tawny-capped-euphonia
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Fringillidae
Genus:Euphonia
Species:anneae

Description: The male has a dark purple face, neck and back. The belly and breast are bright yellow and the areas under the tail are white. He is marked with a bold tawny crown. The females are more dull than the males. They have a smaller tawny area on their forehead, back and sides are olive-yellow, and have a buff breast and belly.

Size: They are approximately 4.25 inches (11 cm) long.

Behavior: Often found singly, but may be pairs or small groups. They prefer small berries and tend to move where mistletoe berries are abundant. They are sometimes seen foraging in small mixed- species groups.

Diet: Diet is mostly mistletoe berries and some fruit. Their gut has adapted to digest poisonous mistletoe berries.

Communication: Known for their extensive repertoire of songs, some of their best known calls sound like “Pe-we,” “see-see,” and “beem-beem”.

Reproduction: Nest is a round structure made of mosses and fibers, with opening on the side.

Habitat/range: Found along the Caribbean Slope of Costa Rica and Panama, this bird barely enters South America, in extreme northeastern Colombia.

Status: Listed at Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.