French: Grive à dos roussâtre German: Zwergmusendrossel Spanish: Zorzalito quemado
forests of the Oregon = Fort Vancouver, Washington, USA
Subspecies and Distribution
C. u. ustulatus
(Nuttall, 1840) – Pacific coast from SE Alaska S to N California and N New Mexico; non-breeding Mexico S to Panama.
C. u. phillipsi
Ramos, 1991 – Queen Charlotte Is (W Canada); non-breeding E & W Mexico.
C. u. oedicus
(Oberholser, 1899) – SW USA (California); non-breeding W Mexico S to Nicaragua.
16–20 cm; 25–45 g. Nominate race is olive-tinged grey-brown above, dull whitish below, with slightly greyish face, buffy-cream eyering, lores and throat, dark... read more
Song, by male only, typically at dawn and dusk from exposed perch in middle to upper canopy, and... read more
Mainly coniferous forests of spruce (Picea) and fir (Abies); coastal douglas fir-... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates and fruit, former mainly in spring (92%) and summer, latter mainly in autumn (64%) and winter. Invertebrate prey largely... read more
Apr–Aug; evidence of double-brooding not conclusive; only one clear case of second clutch after first successfully fledged. Territory... read more
Long-distance migrant; entire population migrates to Central America and South America (S Mexico S... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally abundant, widespread but declining species. Population of Maritime Provinces of Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and... read more
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