Salvin and Godman, 1889,
Sierra Nevada de Colima, Mexico.
Sometimes considered conspecific with both L. ruficapilla and L. virginiae, although this treatment is very rarely accepted. Recent authors have suggested a close relationship with L. celata, based on similarities in size, shape, song and habitat. Monotypic.
Extreme S USA (Chisos Mts, in extreme SW Texas) and mountains of NE Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo León, NE Zacatecas, N San Luis Potosí and SW Tamaulipas). Migrates to non-breeding grounds on Pacific slope of W Mexico from Sinaloa to Guerrero (mainly Jalisco and Michoacán), also in small numbers in Morelos and Distrito Federal.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!