French: Tohi roussâtre German: Rostrückenammer Spanish: Chingolo rojizo
Temascaltepec, México, Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
A. r. antonensis
van Rossem, 1942 – Sierra de San Antonio, in NC Sonora, NW Mexico.
A. r. mcleodii
Brewster, 1888 – NW Mexico from E Sonora and W Chihuahua S to N Sinaloa and NW Durango.
A. r. rufescens
(Swainson, 1827) – W & S Mexico from S Sinaloa S to Jalisco, Colima, Guerrero, S Oaxaca and SW Chiapas, and E to Guanajuato, México and S Puebla.
A. r. pyrgitoides
(Lafresnaye, 1839) – E & SE Mexico from S Tamaulipas and E San Luis Potosí S through E Puebla and Veracruz to N Oaxaca and N & C Chiapas, and S to Honduras, N & C El Salvador and NW Nicaragua.
A. r. pectoralis
Dickey & van Rossem, 1927 – S Mexico (Chiapas) and C & S Guatemala S to Honduras and El Salvador.
A. r. discolor
Ridgway, 1888 – N Honduras and NE Nicaragua.
A. r. hypaethra
Bangs, 1909 – Pacific slope of Guanacaste Cordillera, in NW Costa Rica.
16·5–20 cm; 28·2–49·7 g. A large sparrow, larger in N than in S, with large bill and long, rounded tail. Nominate race has rusty crown with grey median stripe, often a thin... read more
Song a varied, usually short series of clear chipping notes, e.g. “cheeu shik-chik”. Call a fast... read more
In Sonora and Chihuahua inhabits logged pine (Pinus) forests and pine–oak (Pinus... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Diet probably seeds, small insects, spiders (Araneae) and fruits; sometimes takes nectar. Forages principally on or... read more
Records mostly mid-May to Sept; nest with eggs on 7th Jun in Guatemala (at Volcán de Agua, 2000 m), and a female laying in Oct in El... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common throughout range. Often common or very common in optimum habitat.
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