Prévost and Des Murs, 1846,
no locality = “California” and Guatemala.
Usually treated as conspecific with M. cabanisi, but differs in morphometrics, plumage pattern and colour, and voice#R. Formerly considered close to, and has been considered conspecific with, M. kieneri, but differs in both adult and juvenile plumages, and phylogenetically the two species occupy different subclades#R. Birds of SE Mexico sometimes separated as race hartwegi, but morphologically and geographically barely separable#R. Monotypic.
SE Mexico (Chiapas) to highlands of Guatemala, W Honduras and El Salvador.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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