Cardinals (Cardinalidae)

Blue Bunting (Cyanocompsa parellina) - HBW 16, p. 424

French: Évêque paré German: Lasurbischof Spanish: Picogrueso Azul

Taxonomy: Cyanoloxia parellina Bonaparte, 1850, Alvarado, Veracruz, Mexico.
Genus sometimes subsumed in Passerina. May form a superspecies with C. brissonii. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • indigotica (Ridgway, 1887) - W Mexico from C Sinaloa S on Pacific slope to S Oaxaca and extreme SW Chiapas.
  • beneplacita Bangs, 1915 - NE Mexico (Nuevo León and extreme W Tamaulipas).
  • lucida Sutton & Burleigh, 1939 - NE Mexico (S interior Tamaulipas).
  • parellina (Bonaparte, 1850) - E Mexico (from Veracruz, E Puebla and N Oaxaca E to Tabasco, C Chiapas and Yucatán Peninsula) S to NW Nicaragua.

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