French: Piranga à gorge rose German: Rosenkehlkardinal Spanish: Piranga yucateca
S. Cabot, 1846,
Yalahau, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. r. roseogularis
S. Cabot, 1846 – drier N portions of Yucatán Peninsula (N Campeche, S & E Yucatán and N Quintana Roo), in SE Mexico.
P. r. cozumelae
Ridgway, 1901 – islands of Mujeres and Cozumel, off NE Quintana Roo.
P. r. tincta
Paynter, 1950 – more humid C & S portions of Yucatán Peninsula, N Guatemala and Belize.
16 cm; 21–30 g. Heavy-billed, comparatively dull tanager. Male nominate race has entire crown deep rose, lores dusky, large white eyering; rest of side of head, neck and... read more
Song a rich warbled “whee chee cheer-el-chee cheer-el-cheu chee-el-chu...” and so on. Call a raspy... read more
Mainly semi-humid to humid forest edge and scrubby forest with thick undergrowth, infrequently... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. In pairs when breeding. Forages in middle or upper part of medium-sized trees, and often in canopy with mixed-species... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to locally common in scrub woodland on Yucatán Peninsula. Race cozumelae uncommon on Cozumel I, where appears to have declined... read more
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