French: Bécarde à gorge rose German: Rosenkehlbekarde Spanish: Anambé degollado
vicinity of Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
P. a. albiventris
(Lawrence, 1867) – SW USA (SE Arizona) and W Mexico (Sonora and Pacific slope from S Sinaloa S to N Guerrero, also up river valleys E to Chihuahua, Zacatecas and Morelos).
P. a. insularis
(Ridgway, 1887) – Tres Marías Is, off W Mexico (Nayarit).
P. a. gravis
(van Rossem, 1938) – coastal region of NE Mexico (Nuevo León and Tamaulipas S to San Luis Potosí); casual in extreme S USA (S Texas).
P. a. aglaiae
(Lafresnaye, 1839) – highlands of S Mexico (C & S Guerrero E to S Oaxaca and WC Veracruz).
P. a. sumichrasti
(Nelson, 1897) – SE Mexico (C Veracruz S to N & SE Oaxaca, E to Campeche) and W Guatemala.
P. a. yucatanensis
(Ridgway, 1906) – Yucatán Peninsula (Yucatán, N Campeche, N Quintana Roo).
P. a. hypophaeus
(Ridgway, 1891) – Caribbean slope from C Belize and C Guatemala S to Costa Rica.
P. a. latirostris
Bonaparte, 1854 – Pacific slope from N El Salvador S to NW Costa Rica and (rare) Panama.
16·5–18 cm; 27·2–31·2 g (albiventris), 25·8–33·3 g (yucatanensis). Distinctive. Male nominate... read more
Commonly heard call a plaintive downslurred “t-sseu”, “tzeeu”, or shorter... read more
Various types of forest edge, including pine-oak (Pinus-Quercus), canopy of... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; also considerable quantities of small fruits and arillate seeds (e.g. Stemmadenia). Singly or in pairs, and occasionally... read more
Apr–Jun in Costa Rica. Nest bulky and globular or bell-shaped, up to c. 76 cm long, entrance hole at or near bottom, made from dead... read more
No large-scale movement thought to occur. Populations in N Mexico (N Sonora and Nuevo León)... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to common. Estimated global population 2,000,000 individuals. Status in Panama requires clarification; although conceivably resident,... read more
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