French: Bécarde du Mexique German: Schwarzrückenbekarde Spanish: Anambé mexicano oriental
Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. major
(Cabanis, 1847) – E Mexico (S Nuevo León and San Luis Potosí S to Oaxaca and W Chiapas).
P. m. itzensis
Nelson, 1901 – SE Mexico (Campeche, Yucatán, Quintana Roo), perhaps this race in Belize and N Guatemala.
P. m. matudai
A. R. Phillips, 1966 – S Mexico (Pacific slope of Chiapas) and S Guatemala.
P. m. australis
W. deW. Miller & Griscom, 1925 – highlands of El Salvador, Honduras and NC Nicaragua.
14–16·3 cm; 21·3–28·4 g (races australis and itzensis), 22·6 g (race matudai). Male nominate race has... read more
Typical song a rich and constantly repeated (usually 4–6 times, and ten in c. 10 seconds)... read more
Humid to semi-arid forest, especially pine (Pinus) and oak (Quercus), forest... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and fruits, including those of Cymbopetalum mayanum (Annonaceae). Singly or in pairs; occasionally joins mixed-species... read more
Nothing known, although one collected third week of Mar in El Salvador was ready to breed.
Apparently an altitudinal migrant, at least N of Isthmus of Tehuantepec, e.g. on Atlantic slope of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to fairly common, but local. Just two records from the Mexican state of Tabasco. Not well known. Occurs in Lamanai... read more
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