French: Ariane du Yucatan German: Fahlbauchamazilie Spanish: Amazilia yucateca
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Subspecies and Distribution
A. y. chalconota
Oberholser, 1898 – extreme S USA (SE Texas) to NE Mexico (S to San Luis Potosí and N Veracruz).
A. y. cerviniventris
(Gould, 1856) – E Mexico (Veracruz, Puebla, NW Chiapas).
A. y. yucatanensis
(S. Cabot, 1845) – SE Mexico (Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán), N Belize and NW Guatemala; erroneously reported from Honduras. Part of population winters N & NE along Gulf Coast of Texas.
10–11 cm; male 4·5 g, female 4·0 g. Most likely to be confused with A. beryllina (which typically has rufous wing panel, dark bill and raspier... read more
Vocalizations include a series of hard-sounding chipping notes that may be run together to form a... read more
Race chalconota prefers rather open habitats, like pine-oak forests, semi-arid coastal... read more
Food and feeding
Forages for nectar at various plants such as Ehretia, Heliconia, Malvaviscus arboreus (the only plant observed... read more
On Yucatán Peninsula, Jan–Apr; in NE part of range, regularly Feb–Jul, with peak Mar–Jun; in Texas, mid Apr-mid... read more
Partially migratory. Generally in lower numbers in breeding range Oct–Apr. Individuals of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Usually, an abundant to common breeder, at least locally. Race chalconota has become a rare breeder in Rio Grande delta, due to... read more
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