French: Tohi d’Oaxaca German: Oaxacaammer Spanish: Chingolo oaxaqueño
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
central Mexico, probably Puebla
NW & C Oaxaca (E to around Santiago Matatlán) and probably adjacent SE Puebla, in S Mexico.
15–16·5 cm; 26·4–30 g. A medium-sized sparrow with large bill and rounded tail. Has crown chestnut, grey median stripe above bill, narrow black edging above supercilium;... read more
Song a single note, sometimes 2, followed by varied chipping notes, e.g. “swi, chi-chi-chi-chi-chi-... read more
Arid montane scrub with scattered oaks (Quercus) and manzanita (Arctostaphylos),... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Diet probably seeds, small insects, spiders (Araneae) and fruits. Forages principally on or near ground or low in... read more
Breeding records in May, Jun and Jul. Probably monogamous. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Previously considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Balsas Region and Interior Oaxaca EBA. Rare to locally... read more
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