French: Paruline rouge German: Purpurwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita roja
woods of Valladolid [= Morelia], Michoacán, Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
C. r. melanauris
(R. T. Moore, 1937) – Black-eared Red Warbler – NW Mexico in Sierra Madre Occidental from SW Chihuahua S to N Nayarit.
C. r. rubra
(Swainson, 1827) – White-eared Red Warbler – C & W Mexico (Jalisco SE to N Oaxaca).
C. r. rowleyi
(Orr & Webster, 1968) – Guerrero and S Oaxaca (S Mexico).
13 cm; 7·6–8·7 g. Nominate race is bright rose-red, with contrasting silvery-white ear-coverts; upperwing and tail darker, brown, with narrow red edgings... read more
Song a varied series of warbling trills on different pitches, interspersed with rich warbling notes... read more
Breeds mainly in humid and semi-humid pine (Pinus), fir (Abies) and pine-oak (... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects. Forages by gleaning in understorey and up to middle levels. Pair-members remain together throughout year; may join mixed-... read more
Little known. Season primarily Feb–May, egg-laying probably mainly Mar–Apr. Nest an oven-shaped structure of grasses and pine... read more
Altitudinal migrant; descends from humid pine-forest zone to oak-forest zone during winter.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally fairly common to common throughout its range. No population estimates available.
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