French: Passerin à ventre rose German: Rosenbauchfink Spanish: Azulillo ventrirrosado
Cacoprieto, Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico
E Oaxaca (W to c. 97° W) and W Chiapas (E to c. 93° W; recently recorded further E, in El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve#R), in S Mexico.
13·5–14·5 cm; 19·5–20·5 g (Chiapas). Male is bright electric-blue above, purplish-blue on crown, becoming brighter on lower back and rump; lores dark, white eyering broken in... read more
Song a sweet, slightly burry warble; call note a wet “plik” or “plek”.
Arid and semi-arid thorn-forest, denser parts of deciduous forest, also semi-humid deciduous... read more
Food and feeding
No information available on diet. Forages singly and in pairs. Occurs at lower to middle levels.
Only two nests described, one with fresh eggs on 30th Jul and one with heavily incubated eggs on 29th Jun. Nest an open cup made from dead... read more
Largely sedentary; in some locations in Chiapas present in some months and less common or absent in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Isthmus of Tehuantepec EBA. Locally fairly common to common within its... read more
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