French: Moqueur grivotte German: Schuppenspottdrossel Spanish: Cuitlacoche oscuro
Subspecies and Distribution
A. f. hypenema
(Buden, 1993) – N Lesser Antilles from St Martin, Saba and St Barthélémy S to Guadeloupe and Marie-Galante.
A. f. fusca
(Statius Müller, 1776) – C & S Lesser Antilles (Dominica, Martinique and, disjunctly, Grenada).
A. f. schwartzi
(Buden, 1993) – St Lucia, in SC Lesser Antilles.
A. f. vincenti
(Kratter & Garrido, 1996) – St Vincent, in S Lesser Antilles. Possibly this race recently recorded on nearby Mustique#R.
A. f. atlantica
(Buden, 1993) – Barbados (possibly extinct).
23 cm; 53–98 g, average 67·1 g, vincenti mean 59·8 g, schwartzi mean 62·7 g, hypenema (from St Kitts) mean 74·4 g... read more
Series of varied notes and phrases, somewhat Mimus-like but softer, slower, less forceful. read more
Found in range of habitats, from forest to semi-open woodland, also around settlements. More... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous, feeding on range of arthropods, fruits, berries; apparently more frugivorous and less omnivorous than related mimids. Largely... read more
May–Jun. Nest cup-shaped, placed in bush or tree. Clutch 2–3 eggs, unmarked greenish-blue. No other information available.
Resident; some wandering, as vagrants recorded in Grenadines.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in the Lesser Antilles EBA. Common to fairly common in most of N & C Lesser Antillean range and on St Vincent;... read more
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