French: Oriole maculé German: Tropfentrupial Spanish: Turpial pechipinto
Totolapán, Oaxaca, Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
I. p. carolynae
Dickerman, 1981 – S Mexico (Pacific slope of Guerrero and adjacent Oaxaca).
I. p. pectoralis
(Wagler, 1829) – SE Mexico (E Oaxaca and C Chiapas S to Tonalá).
I. p. guttulatus
Lafresnaye, 1844 – SE Mexico (from Pijijiapan, in Chiapas) S to arid valleys of Guatemala, Honduras and NW Nicaragua.
I. p. espinachi
Ridgway, 1882 – SW Nicaragua (Rivas) and NW Costa Rica (Guanacaste).
c. 21 cm; male 52·6 g, female 44·9 g. Male nominate race is mostly pale orange, somewhat deeper orange on head, with black face, throat to upper breast, mantle and back, wing... read more
Male song a slow series of rich clear whistles, variable, sometimes phrases repeated several times... read more
Arid thorny woodland and scrub, with acacia (Acacia), mesquite (Prosopis), etc.;... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and other arthropods, fruits and nectar. Gleans insects from foliage, also finds hidden prey in rolled leaves. Commonly observed at... read more
Season Apr–Jul; second broods reported. Monogamous; territorial. Nest built by female, with some help from male, said to be more carefully... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to uncommon throughout most of range; locally common in Mexico; uncommon and local in Costa Rica. Generally less abundant than other... read more
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