French: Colin à longue queue German: Langschwanzwachtel Spanish: Colín rabudo
Other common names:
Jardine and Selby
Mexico = Valley of Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
D. m. diversus
Friedmann, 1943 – NW Jalisco, in WC Mexico.
D. m. striatus
Nelson, 1897 – S Jalisco, Michoacán and Guerrero, in WC Mexico.
D. m. griseipectus
Nelson, 1897 – Pacific slope in México, Distrito Federal and Morelos, in C Mexico.
D. m. macroura
(Jardine & Selby, 1828) – EC Mexico (México and highlands of Veracruz).
D. m. inesperatus
A. R. Phillips, 1966 – C Guerrero (Chilpancingo) and S Oaxaca (Sierra de Miahuatlán)#R, in S Mexico.
D. m. oaxacae
Nelson, 1897 – C & E Oaxaca, in S Mexico.
29–39 cm; 350–465 g (unsexed), with male c. 433 g, female 374–446 g. Very long tail. Forehead, sides of head, throat and foreneck black; two white streaks... read more
Most common vocalization is a series of loud hoarse whistles, repeated rapidly and usually in duets... read more
Montane oak and pine forest, evergreen forest and cloudforest at 1200–3700 m. Most often in... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on flowers, flower buds, small fruits and legume seeds. One crop contained various legumes, especially Desmodium. Scratches... read more
Nesting season from late Apr, possibly to Dec, but vocalizes most frequently between Feb and Jul, with fledged young observed as early as... read more
Sedentary. Prefers to run, rather than fly in face of perceived danger.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: Safe. Status generally unknown; total population might number in region of 20,000–200,000 birds; possibly... read more
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