Carolina, Jamaica = South Carolina, USA.
See remarks under S. pygmaea. Geographical variation slight, size decreasing clinally from N to S, with a “step” between more or less isolated population in Maryland (large, long-winged, deep-billed) and that of Virginia/North Carolina. Until recently considered conspecific with S. insularis. Monotypic.
USA from extreme SE Oklahoma, E Texas and W & S Arkansas (S from Ouachita Mts) E to SE Tennessee, C & E North Carolina, SE Virginia, tidewater areas of SE Maryland (S from Talbot County, mostly E of Chesapeake Bay) and extreme S Delaware, S to Gulf states (absent from grassland strip along coast) and Florida (S to Collier County).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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