French: Quéo rosalbin German: Rosenbrust-Tangarenammer Spanish: Tangara rosada
Brazil; error = Caracas, Venezuela
Subspecies and Distribution
R. r. schistacea
Ridgway, 1878 – W Mexico from S Sinaloa S to W Michoacán, also isolated population in vicinity of Laguna Tres Palos (near Acapulco, in Guerrero).
R. r. eximia
Ridgway, 1902 – W Costa Rica (E San José) S to C Panama (Panamá Province on Pacific slope; locally on Caribbean slope in Coclé and Colón).
R. r. harterti
Hellmayr, 1918 – Colombia (N & W base of Santa Marta Mts and W Guajira; E slope of C Andes in N Tolima; and W slope of E range from Norte de Santander S to Cundinamarca).
R. r. beebei
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1949 – both slopes of Sierra de Perijá, on Venezuela–Colombia border.
R. r. rosea
(Lesson, 1832) – N Venezuela in Sierra de San Luis, S Lara, and coastal cordillera (from Yaracuy E to Distrito Federal and Miranda, S to extreme N Guárico at San Francisco de Macaira).
19–20 cm; 43–52 g. Distinctive species, with fairly long sharp bill and large and strong legs and feet. Male nominate race has crown and side of head slate-grey, broad... read more
Songs vary somewhat geographically, but in all areas they retain distinctive quality and pattern.... read more
Thickets and tangled undergrowth on scrubby semi-arid slopes, undergrowth in thorn-forest, cane... read more
Food and feeding
Takes a rather wide variety of food items. Of six stomachs examined, three contained only vegetable matter and three contained both animal... read more
Jul in Mexico, and reported in Jan–Sept in Costa Rica. Nest built by both sexes, a shallow, well-made cup of acacia-like rachises on a twig... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common very locally. Occurs in a series of small, isolated populations from W Mexico S to N Venezuela. Decidedly local and with apparently... read more
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