French: Granatelle multicolore German: Rotbrust-Sängerkardinal Spanish: Reinita mexicana
Comitán, Chiapas, Mexico
W Mexico from Sinaloa S to Chiapas, and adjacent W Guatemala#R.
14·5–16 cm; 9·6–14·1 g. Long tail frequently cocked and fanned. Male has black head and breastband isolating white throat, with broad white... read more
Song a variable series of 4–7 melancholy whistled notes, delivered quite slowly, e.g. “wheet see-... read more
Dense scrub, scrubby deciduous woodland, chaparral, semi-arid thorn-forest and second growth with... read more
Food and feeding
Diet little known; presumably mainly insects and other arthropods. Forages mainly by gleaning low in undergrowth, generally in dense cover... read more
Season late May–Sept, egg-laying Jun–Jul. Pair appears to remain on breeding territory throughout year. Nest an open cup (depth 4·7 cm,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally fairly common, but no population estimates available. Nevertheless, large areas of tropical dry forest have been cleared in... read more
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