French: Merle enfumé German: Guatemaladrossel Spanish: Mirlo guatemalteco
E & S Mexico S to Honduras and N El Salvador, possibly also adjacent Nicaragua.
21·5–24 cm; 71–81 g. Male is all black, with bright yellow bill, eyering and legs, dark iris. Female is dark brown, paler below, with buff preocular line... read more
Song a series of rich warbling phrases, each repeated 2–3 times, smooth and mellow but with... read more
Mainly middle and upper strata of humid evergreen to pine-evergreen forest, cloudforest and edge,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, worms and fruits, especially small berries. Occasionally forages on ground in clearings, but mainly arboreal feeder; gathers in... read more
May–Jul in Mexico. Nest a cup made of green mosses, lined with rootlets and rhizomes; three in Mexico were placed c. 4 m, 15 m and... read more
Minor movements downslope in winter; in Sierra de Tecpam, in Guatemala, apparently present only Feb... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common. Fairly common in all parts of Oaxaca, in S Mexico. In Honduras uncommon except in department of Ocotepeque, where common. read more
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