Trinidad Euphonias

The Trinidad Euphonia (Euphonia trinitatis) is found in Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry and moist forests, as well as heavily degraded former forest.

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.

Vocalizations

Euphonias are known for their almost constant singing. Their best known calls sound like “Pe-we,” “see-see,” and “beem-beem“.


Trinidad Euphonia Female
Trinidad Euphonia (Euphonia trinitatis)

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