French: Viréon doré German: Goldbauchvireo Spanish: Vireo dorado
Other common names:
P. L. Sclater
Subspecies and Distribution
P. h. nitida
(van Rossem, 1934) – S Sonora, in NW Mexico.
P. h. hypochrysea
(P. L. Sclater, 1863) – W Mexico from Sinaloa S to Oaxaca.
P. h. sordida
(Nelson, 1898) – Tres Marías Is, off Nayarit (W Mexico).
12–13 cm; 8·5-14·1 g. Nominate race has forehead and crown greyish-brown, tinged with yellow, nape with stronger yellowish tinge; dull yellow supercilium becoming... read more
Song loud, a series of repeated "chu-chu-chu-chu" notes, or a rolling clear series of 3 notes... read more
Arid to semi-humid scrub, thorn-forest, brushy canyons, woodland, forest edge, streamside groves... read more
Food and feeding
No data on diet. May associate with other species in mixed feeding flocks.
Nest under construction 2nd Jul, nest with slightly incubated eggs 10th Jul, and adults with enlarged gonads 12th Jul and 12th Aug; season... read more
Resident, with some evidence of local movement; has been observed only in May in Sonora (in N of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common or fairly common over much of its range. Relatively poorly known.
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