French: Tohi à collier German: Halsband-Grundammer Spanish: Toquí acollarado
no locality = Las Vigas, west of Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
P. o. alticola
(Salvin & Godman, 1889) – W Jalisco and extreme NE Colima, in W Mexico.
P. o. nigrescens
(Salvin & Godman, 1889) – NC Michoacán (E to near Morelia), in C Mexico.
P. o. guerrerensis
van Rossem, 1938 – Sierra Madre del Sur (in Guerrero), in SW Mexico.
P. o. ocai
(Lawrence, 1865) – mountains of E Puebla and WC Veracruz, in EC Mexico.
P. o. brunnescens
van Rossem, 1938 – C Oaxaca, in S Mexico.
19·5–23 cm; 54·5–68 g. Large, long-tailed sparrow, adult with unstreaked underparts. Nominate race has black forehead with narrow white median line, rufous crown,... read more
Song variable, “clee-o-weet-ship-trrr” or “wheer-tseet-tseet-trrr, treee-chit-chit-chit”, or “chree... read more
Dense brush, including brushy fence rows and woodland edges, at 1500–3500 m; also coniferous... read more
Food and feeding
Diet little known; probably mostly plant items (seeds, fruit) and small invertebrates, e.g. insects, spiders (Araneae) and millipedes (... read more
Season early Mar (Michoacán) to late Mar through Jul, and in Sept (Guerrero). Nest a cup of dry grass, pine (Pinus) needles and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Often common or very common in appropriate habitat. No information on any changes in status.
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