French: Passerin arc-en-ciel German: Orangeblaufink Spanish: Azulillo pechinaranja
Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
P. l. grandior
Griscom, 1934 – W & SW Mexico from S Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán and interior Guerrero E to S Puebla and S on Pacific slope of Oaxaca to SW Chiapas.
P. l. leclancherii
Lafresnaye, 1840 – coastal C Guerrero, in SW Mexico.
12·5 cm; 12–15·1 g. Male nominate race has crown bright apple-green, becoming bright turquoise-blue on nape and greener-tinged turquoise on upperparts;... read more
Song a sad, sweet warble, often slower and shorter than that of other members of genus. Call... read more
Arid or semi-arid deciduous thorn-forest, field edges, scrubby pasture; in areas of high... read more
Food and feeding
No published data on diet in the wild; captives will take apples, canary seed (Phalaris canariensis) and white millet seeds, ant... read more
Birds in breeding condition, mid-May to late May and in laying condition mid-Jun to late Jun; at higher altitudes, in breeding condition... read more
Largely resident. At certain locations in Chiapas present in some months and absent in others; e.g... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in much of its range. In Chiapas, only a minor proportion of apparently suitable habitat is occupied by this species. Commonly caught... read more
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