French: Paruline à face noire German: Ockerbrust-Gelbkehlchen Spanish: Mascarita transvolcánica
P. L. Sclater, 1859,
Affinities within genus not known; no obvious close relatives. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
G. s. limnatis
Dickerman, 1970 – S Guanajuato and N Michoacán, in C Mexico.
G. s. speciosa
P. L. Sclater, 1859 – state of México (C Mexico).
13 cm; 10–11·6 g. Distinctive yellowthroat, both sexes noticeably darker than congeners. Male nominate race has black mask extending back to forecrown and down... read more
Song a series of loud ringing notes on one pitch or descending slightly towards end; distinctly... read more
Occurs in river marshes and associated wetlands with cat-tails (Typha) and hard-stemmed... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Feeds on insects; gleans items low down in cat-tails and associated vegetation.
Paired birds seen in Mar–May (in 1947) and apparently "breeding in abundance" in late May and Jun (in 1948), and juveniles in Jun,... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Central Mexican Marshes EBA. Locally common to rare. Has declined dramatically in recent years, many populations having... read more
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