French: Moqueur des savanes German: Tropenspottdrossel Spanish: Sinsonte tropical
Subspecies and Distribution
M. g. gracilis
Cabanis, 1851 – S Mexico (E from E Veracruz and E Oaxaca) S to Honduras and El Salvador.
M. g. leucophaeus
Ridgway, 1888 – Yucatán Peninsula, Cozumel I and other offshore islands.
M. g. magnirostris
Cory, 1887 – San Andrés I, in SW Caribbean (off E Nicaragua).
M. g. rostratus
Ridgway, 1884 – S Caribbean islands (Aruba E to Blanquilla).
M. g. antillarum
Hellmayr & Seilern, 1915 – Lesser Antilles S from Antigua.
M. g. tolimensis
Ridgway, 1904 – W & C Colombia S to extreme N Ecuador.
M. g. melanopterus
Lawrence, 1849 – N & NE Colombia, most of Venezuela (including Margarita I and Los Testigos), Guyana and N Brazil (Roraima).
M. g. tobagensis
Dalmas, 1900 – Trinidad and Tobago.
M. g. gilvus
(Vieillot, 1808) – Suriname and French Guiana.
M. g. antelius
Oberholser, 1919 – coastal NE & E Brazil (S to Rio de Janeiro).
23–25·5 cm; 88 g (tolimensis), means 58·4 g (melanopterus), 46·4 g (antillarum), 45·5 g (rostratus).... read more
Song, often heard at night, a varied and long-continued sequence of diverse mellow to harsh notes,... read more
Generally open, scrubby, edge and savanna habitat, and arid coastal scrubland; common in disturbed... read more
Food and feeding
Broadly omnivorous. Diet comprises wide variety of arthropods, small fruits and berries, also larger crop fruits such as mango, sapodilla.... read more
Extended season, e.g. Jan–Sept in Venezuela and in all months except Aug and Dec in Trinidad, but generally in late dry season to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common and conspicuous nearly throughout range; less common in newly colonized areas, such as recently cleared highlands, and on... read more
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