French: Merle à col roux German: Rotnackendrossel Spanish: Zorzal cuellirrufo
Other common names:
Turdus (Merula) rufitorques
SE Mexico, Guatemala, W El Salvador and S Honduras.
23–25·5 cm; 70–74 g. Male is black, with clear-cut broad rufous-orange collar extending to (dark-streaked) chin and mid-belly; bill and legs yellow. Female... read more
Song, from prominent high perch, a hesitant rich repetitive caroling, “cheer chrri-chrri... read more
All strata in cloudforest, pine and pine-oak woodland and edge, brush, field edges, grassy... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Recorded eating berries. Often forages on ground. Frequently in flocks outside breeding season, and roosts socially. read more
Eggs plain blue. No other information.
Apparently sedentary; some displacements noted in El Salvador.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in the North Central American Highlands EBA. Fairly common to common. In Guatemala, reported as abundant at 2000... read more
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