South Carolina, USA.
Has been thought to be closely related to C. euleri, and the two have been considered conspecific#R. Birds in W North America, on average longer-winged, were described as race occidentalis, but much overlap in size and most individuals cannot be distinguished; DNA study, however, suggests that they are sufficiently distinct to be accorded subspecies rank#R; further study required. Reports of different races in non-breeding range are questionable. A claimed record of hybrid between present species and C. erythropthalmus refers to a juvenile of present species. Treated as monotypic.
SE Canada and USA (except NW) S to Mexico (inland N Pacific slope, Baja California and Caribbean lowlands in Tamaulipas and Yucatán Peninsula) and N West Indies. Winters in South America.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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