French: Merle fauve German: Gilbdrossel Spanish: Zorzal pardo
Alta Vera Paz, Guatemala
Subspecies and Distribution
T. g. tamaulipensis
(Nelson, 1897) – E Mexico (E Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, N Veracruz), scarce in extreme S USA (S Texas).
T. g. microrhynchus
Lowery & Newman, 1949 – EC Mexico (SC San Luis Potosí).
T. g. lanyoni
Dickerman, 1981 – Caribbean drainage of S Mexico, N Guatemala and S Belize.
T. g. yucatanensis
A. R. Phillips, 1991 – N Yucatán Peninsula (SE Mexico and N Belize).
T. g. linnaei
A. R. Phillips, 1966 – S Mexico (Pacific Oaxaca and lowland S Chiapas) E to Guatemala border.
T. g. grayi
Bonaparte, 1838 – S Mexico (Pacific slope of S Chiapas) E to W Guatemala.
T. g. megas
W. deW. Miller & Griscom, 1925 – Pacific slope of W Guatemala S to Honduras and Nicaragua.
T. g. casius
(Bonaparte, 1855) – Costa Rica S to NW Colombia (S to central W slope of Andes#R).
T. g. incomptus
(Bangs, 1898) – coastal N Colombia (Barranquilla E to Santa Marta Peninsula).
23–26·5 cm; 65–86 g. Nominate race is dull mid-brown above; whitish throat with diffuse mid-brown streaks, shading into pale brownish breast and flanks,... read more
Song, apparently only by male, just before and during breeding (intensely in pre-nesting stage,... read more
Open forest and forest edge, lighter thinned woodland, clearings and semi-open areas, field margins... read more
Food and feeding
Earthworms, slugs, larval and adult insects, occasionally lizards, also many types of fruit. Many gather at fruiting trees, taking ... read more
Coincident with advent of rainy season, and highly synchronized locally (mean of 25% of females fertile on given day), so that duration of... read more
Presumably sedentary. Some local wandering apparent; in Guatemala, most individuals of nominate... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common throughout range in Middle America. Very common in disturbed habitats in Belize, and especially numerous in low valleys along... read more
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