French: Tohi à gorge blanche German: Weißkehl-Grundammer Spanish: Toquí oaxaqueño
P. L. Sclater
San Miguel de las Peras, Oaxaca, Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
M. a. marshalli
(Parkes, 1974) – S Puebla (possibly also E Guerrero), in S Mexico.
M. a. albicollis
(P. L. Sclater, 1858) – E Guerrero E to C Oaxaca, in S Mexico.
18·5–22·5 cm; 42–50 g. Large, long-tailed sparrow. Has crown, nape, upperparts and tail brown; upperwing brown, two narrow pale wingbars, that of... read more
Song a series of chipping notes with one or more introductory notes, “chik chik tchu-chu-chu-... read more
Broken semi-arid montane shrubland, also pine–oak (Pinus–Quercus)... read more
Food and feeding
Diet probably seeds, augmented with insects and fruit when available. Forages principally on ground or low in vegetation. Often scratches... read more
Season Feb–May. Nest a bulky cup of dry grasses, lined with finer grasses, rootlets and hair, placed on or near ground, sometimes... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Balsas region and interior Oaxaca EBA. Little information available; common within its limited range.
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