French: Tarin à tête noire German: Schwarzbrustzeisig Spanish: Jilguero cabecinegro
du Bus de Gisignies, 1847,
Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
S. n. forreri
(Salvin & Godman, 1886) – W Mexico (S Sonora and Chihuahua to Guerrero).
S. n. notatus
(du Bus de Gisignies, 1847) – E & C Mexico (S from San Luis Potosí) and Guatemala.
S. n. oleaceus
Griscom, 1932 – S Belize to N Nicaragua.
10–12 cm; 10–12·2 g (Belize). Small, greenish-yellow finch with black head, bright yellow wing-flashes, sharply pointed bill and notched tail. Male... read more
Song a varied and rapid series of jangling or twittering notes, interspersed with nasal or metallic... read more
Lower montane and submontane conifer forest and pine-oak (Pinus-Quercus) forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly seeds of various plants and pine seeds. Forages in trees, on the ground and by clinging to flowerheads or seedheads in manner of... read more
Season May–Jul. Nest apparently similar to that of S. pinus; clutch 2 eggs. No further information available.
Resident and altitudinal migrant. Those at higher areas of range descend to adjacent lower levels... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to locally common.
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