French: Paruline de Nelson German: Berggelbkehlchen Spanish: Mascarita matorralera
Cofre de Perote, near Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
G. n. nelsoni
Richmond, 1900 – Sierra Madre Oriental (from SE Coahuila S to WC Veracruz and N Puebla), in C Mexico.
G. n. karlenae
R. T. Moore, 1946 – C highlands of Mexico from Distrito Federal and S Puebla S to Oaxaca.
13 cm; 10·1–11·8 g. Male nominate race has broad black mask from forehead back through and below eye to side of neck, bordered above and at rear by mid-... read more
Song a series of "witchy" notes ending with upward-inflected notes, similar to that of... read more
Occurs in dry scrub, brush and chaparral in highlands, at 1400–3100 m; typically found in... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects and other invertebrates. Gleans items low down in dense scrub.
Adults carrying food seen in May–Jul, indicating breeding season probably Apr–Jul. Nest a cup of grasses, lined with finer... read more
Resident; possibly some very localized movements from pedregal to adjacent scrubby... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Not well known; generally described as fairly common to common but local throughout range. No population estimates available.
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