French: Grive aztèque German: Aztekendrossel Spanish: Zorzal azteca
P. L. Sclater, 1859,
pine forests of tableland above Jalapa, Veracruz, southern Mexico.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
R. p. maternalis
(A. R. Phillips, 1991) – SW Chihuahua to S Jalisco, in NW Mexico.
R. p. pinicola
(P. L. Sclater, 1859) – SW Mexico (Veracruz and Michoacán to S Guerrero and S Oaxaca).
21·5–24 cm; 67–88 g. Male nominate race is brown with dark brown streaks (and pale buff shaft streaks) above and down to upper belly; uppertail-coverts... read more
Apparent song a louder variation of main call, repeated steadily by male, “wheeerr, wheeerr,... read more
Humid pine, pine-oak and pine-evergreen forest, at 1800–3500 m; mostly in forested ravines... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including terrestrial insects and their larvae; also small fleshy berries and fruit of woody plants such as Texas madrone (... read more
May–Jul; single breeding record in Sonora, in Aug–Sept. Nest a cup of grass, leaves and moss, placed 5–20 m up inside... read more
Basically resident; extreme N populations may shift S in winter, Oct–Feb, but present all... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Very uncommon in interior Oaxaca.
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