[order] Passeriformes | [family] Thraupidae | [latin] Euphonia elegantissima | [UK] Blue-Hooded Euphonia | [FR] Organiste a capuchon | [DE] Blauscheitelorganist | [ES] Fruterito Elegante | [IT] Eufonia monaca | [NL] Blauwkaporganist
The male has a turquoise- blue hood, blue-black face and throat, rufous forehead, ochraceous-orange underparts and glossy blue-black upperparts The female has a yellow forehead, crown and nape blueish like male. Wings and tail are green with yellow-green underparts.
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It is found in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest.
Berries and fruits
This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 460,000 kmÂ². The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as ‘frequent’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Sedentary throughout range