French: Grive roussâtre German: Braunkopf-Musendrossel Spanish: Zorzalito piquipardo
P. L. Sclater
Totontepec, Oaxaca, Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
C. o. olivascens
Nelson, 1899 – Olive Nightingale-thrush – NW Mexico (SE Sonora, W Chihuahua S to N Sinaloa and NW Durango).
C. o. lambi
A. R. Phillips, 1969 – C Mexico (Durango S to NW Jalisco and SE Coahuila S to NW Puebla).
C. o. fulvescens
Nelson, 1897 – SW Mexico (S Jalisco E to Puebla, S to Guerrero).
C. o. occidentalis
P. L. Sclater, 1859 – Russet Nightingale-thrush – S Mexico (Oaxaca).
15·5–18 cm; 26 g. Nominate race has rich rufous-brown crown, shading through to warm russet upperparts; face greyish-brown, throat whitish with buff flecks spreading... read more
Song consists of varied, thin, tinny-sounding phrases, “she-vee-ee-i-lu” or “chee ti-vee”,... read more
Fairly open understorey of humid to semi-arid open pine-oak and oak forest, bordering patches of... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates and fruit. Forages on ground in dense cover, sometimes coming out in open at dawn; also in trees for berries.
Apr–Jul/Aug. Nest of grass and plant material, moss on outside, well concealed at low to middle level in tree or bush, occasionally... read more
Mainly resident. Extreme N populations may move S in winter, and S populations (fulvescens... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common; common in Pacific and interior regions of Oaxaca.
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