French: Solitaire à dos brun German: Braunrückenklarino Spanish: Solitario dorsipardo
Myadestes obscurus var. occidentalis
Tonila, Jalisco, Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
M. o. occidentalis
Stejneger, 1882 – W & EC Mexico.
M. o. insularis
Stejneger, 1882 – Tres Marías Is, off W Mexico.
M. o. oberholseri
Dickey & van Rossem, 1925 – C & S Mexico S to Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
20·5–21·5 cm; 38–44 g. Nominate race has black lores and narrow, often ill-defined white supraloral line, broken white eyering, white submoustachial... read more
Song, usually from concealed perch (and characteristic of highland forest), highly ventriloquial, a... read more
Dense humid to semi-arid evergreen, semi-deciduous and pine-oak (Pinus-Quercus)... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit, especially of Bumelia and Prunus. Forages mainly in lower to middle levels of forest, also in clearings.
Feb–Jul; may possibly extend into Sept (copulation also seen end Jul) and breed at successively higher elevations with advent of... read more
Apparently sedentary in most of range; descends lower in winter locally in W Mexico, and in Sonora... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common throughout range. Common breeder in Mexico on Cerro San Felipe and near Cerro Baúl (Oaxaca). Fairly common resident in... read more
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