French: Tiaris grand-chanteur German: Goldbrauen-Gimpeltangare Spanish: Semillero tomeguín
Dominica = Hispaniola
Subspecies and Distribution
T. o. pusillus
Swainson, 1827 – Atlantic slope of Mexico S locally through Central America to Colombia (W of E Andes, excluding Santa Marta region) and NW & E Ecuador, and W Venezuela (SW Mérida and Táchira).
T. o. intermedius
(Ridgway, 1885) – Cozumel I (off Quintana Roo), in E Mexico.
T. o. ravidus
Wetmore, 1957 – Coiba I (off S Veraguas), in W Panama.
T. o. olivaceus
(Linnaeus, 1766) – Cuba, I of Pines, Cayman Is, Jamaica and Hispaniola.
T. o. bryanti
(Ridgway, 1898) – Puerto Rico and neighbouring islands.
9·3–11·5 cm; 6–10 g. Small and short-tailed. Male is olive above, including upperwing and tail; prominent deep orange-yellow supercilium from above... read more
Song, delivered from a low perch, mostly during wet season (singing commences when rains begin), is... read more
Moist pastures, thickets, clearings, roadsides, and shrubby fields with scattered shrubs and trees... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on seeds of grasses (Paspalum, Panicum), and sometimes takes insects and berries; also picks tiny white protein... read more
Season Apr–Jan (most commonly May–Aug), Jan on Coiba I (race ravidus) and probably Mar in El Salvador; throughout year... read more
Generally sedentary. In S USA, nominate race casual in Florida and pusillus vagrant in S... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Very common in appropriate habitat. Has wide range, in which no significant threats identified.
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