French: Viréo ardoisé German: Schiefervireo Spanish: Vireo pizarroso
P. L. Sclater
Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
V. b. brevipennis
(P. L. Sclater, 1858) – C Mexico from S Jalisco and Colima E to Morelos, WC Veracruz, Puebla and C Oaxaca.
V. b. browni
(A. H. Miller & Ray, 1944) – SW Mexico (Guerrero).
11·5–12 cm; 11·8–12·3 g. Nominate race has forehead, crown and nape deep yellow-green, lores dull greyish-black, chin off-white; upperparts slaty-grey, upper... read more
Song, from exposed perch, a series of varied, rich, slightly burry phrases often ending with... read more
Arid to semi-humid brushy scrub, thickets, forest edge; race browni stated to be found in... read more
Food and feeding
No data on diet; probably mainly arthropods. Forages in low vegetation, skulking and sluggish, while cocking tail and twitching it from... read more
Very few nests described. Birds in breeding condition in late May, nest and eggs found in Jun, and fledgling in mid-Jul. Nest a cup made... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon. Range covers area of c. 160,000 km2, but occurs very patchily within this. Over much of its range habitat is fragmented and being... read more
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