French: Paruline à croissant German: Schmuckwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita cejuda
Subspecies and Distribution
O. s. sodalis
(R. T. Moore, 1941) – NW Mexico (Sierra Madre Occidental from SE Sonora and S Chihuahua S to N Jalisco).
O. s. mexicana
(Bonaparte, 1850) – E Mexico (Sierra Madre Oriental from Nuevo León S to C Veracruz and N Oaxaca, thence W through Michoacán to E Jalisco).
O. s. palliata
(van Rossem, 1939) – S Jalisco S to Guerrero and W Oaxaca, in S Mexico.
O. s. superciliosa
(Hartlaub, 1844) – highlands of S Mexico (Chiapas), Guatemala, El Salvador and W Honduras.
O. s. parva
(W. deW. Miller & Griscom, 1925) – C & E Honduras and NW Nicaragua.
11 cm; 7–13 g. Male nominate race has head to neck and upper mantle grey, darker (blackish-grey) on lores and ear-coverts, broad white supercilium; upperparts... read more
Song rather insect-like, a short, abrupt buzzy trill c. 1 second in duration. Usual call a thin,... read more
Montane humid pine-oak (Pinus-Quercus) forest, and cloudforest of pines, firs (... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects and other invertebrates. Forages mainly by gleaning at middle to high levels, frequently investigating terminal clusters... read more
Season probably Apr–Jun, egg-laying usually Apr–May. Nest a cup of mosses, grasses and pine needles, placed on or near ground... read more
Mainly sedentary; those breeding at high altitudes may move lower in winter to foothills or even... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common throughout its range. No population estimates available, but numbers considered to be stable.
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