French: Moqueur noir German: Glanzspottdrossel Spanish: Pájaro gato negro
P. L. Sclater
Yucatán Peninsula S to S Campeche (Mexico), N Guatemala and N Belize, including Cozumel I and other nearby Caribbean reefs.
19–20·5 cm; 31·6–42 g, average 36·3 g. This and Dumetella are the smallest mimids; has wings short and rounded, tail somewhat long.... read more
Repeated phrases of harsh, scratchy to warbled, fluty notes. Call notes a nasal “chrrh... read more
Scrub, deciduous thorn-scrub, woodland edges and low deciduous woodland with dense shrub... read more
Food and feeding
No detailed studies. Forages low down; gleans insects in dense, shrubby vegetation. Superficially similar to Dumetella carolinensis... read more
Nest building starts in early May, in Belize; small young in nest in mid-Aug, at Cancún. Nest an open cup of twigs, lined with finer... read more
Largely resident; may move S seasonally from drier N parts of Yucatán Peninsula in late... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Relatively common near coast and on islands, but uncommon to rare and local throughout most of mainland range;... read more
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