French: Paruline à calotte rousse German: Rotkappen-Waldsänger Spanish: Reinita coronirrufa
Subspecies and Distribution
B. r. caudatus
Nelson, 1899 – NW Mexico (Sonora and W Chihuahua S to N Durango).
B. r. dugesi
Ridgway, 1892 – C Mexico (S Sinaloa and W Durango S to S Puebla and W Oaxaca).
B. r. jouyi
Ridgway, 1892 – NE Mexico (Coahuila#R, Nuevo León and W Tamaulipas S to E Hidalgo and C Veracruz).
B. r. rufifrons
(Swainson, 1838) – Rufous-capped Warbler – highlands of S Mexico and C Guatemala.
B. r. salvini
Cherrie, 1891 – S Gulf slope in S Mexico (S Veracruz, N Oaxaca), N Guatemala and S Belize.
B. r. delattrii
Bonaparte, 1854 – Chestnut-capped Warbler – S Guatemala (probably also extreme SE Chiapas, in adjacent Mexico) S to C Costa Rica.
B. r. mesochrysus
P. L. Sclater, 1860 – S Costa Rica S to N & C Colombia (S to Huila) and extreme W Venezuela (Sierra de Perijá).
B. r. actuosus
Wetmore, 1957 – Coiba I, off S Panama.
13 cm; 7–16 g. Has characteristic habit of cocking tail and flicking wings. Nominate race has crown and ear-coverts rufous (crown feathers narrowly tipped grey in fresh... read more
A fast, dry series of jumbled notes on various pitches and often running into a trill; rather... read more
Scrub, brushy ravines, open woodland and young second growth, forest edges and coffee plantations;... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mainly on insects and other invertebrates; some berries also taken. Forages mainly by gleaning at low to middle levels; actions slow... read more
Eggs usually laid in Apr–Jun in Middle America; birds in breeding condition in Jan on Coiba I and in Nov in Colombia. Pair remains on... read more
Generally sedentary. Individuals of N "white-bellied group" have occurred as vagrants in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common over most of its range; no population estimates available. Has made at least one breeding attempt in S USA (Arizona). This species'... read more
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