French: Moucherolle des pins German: Kiefernschnäppertyrann Spanish: Mosquero de los pinos
Subspecies and Distribution
E. a. pulverius
Brewster, 1889 – NW Mexico from SE Sonora and SW Chihuahua S to Jalisco.
E. a. trepidus
Nelson, 1901 – NE Mexico (SE Coahuila to SW Tamaulipas); winters S to S Mexico (Chiapas) and Guatemala.
E. a. affinis
(Swainson, 1827) – S Mexican Plateau (Michoacán S to Puebla).
E. a. vigensis
A. R. Phillips, 1942 – WC Veracruz, in SE Mexico.
E. a. bairdi
P. L. Sclater, 1858 – S Mexico (Guerrero and Oaxaca, possibly Chiapas) and S Guatemala#R.
13–14·5 cm; 11·5 g. Nominate race has pale greyish lores, whitish teardrop-shaped eye-ring extending to point behind eye; crown olive to greyish-olive; head side, nape... read more
Call “whip”, “pwip” or “whiup”, distinct from “whit” call of congeners. In N & C Mexico song... read more
Interior, edge and semi-open areas within semi-arid to humid pine-oak (Pinus-Quercus... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Insects. Forages at low to high levels; similar to E. hammondii.
Little known. Territorial birds reported in late May (Chiapas). Nest cup placed in fork of tree at middle level of forest. No other... read more
Resident; suspected local wandering during autumn and winter, perhaps becoming more abundant in N... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to fairly common, but often local.
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