Chestnut-sided Shrike-vireo (Vireolanius melitophrys) - HBW 15, p. 416
French: Smaragdan ceinturé
Spanish: Vireón Pechicastaño
Other common names: Highland Shrike-Vireo
Taxonomy: Vireolanius melitophrys Bonaparte, 1850, Jico, near Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.
Genus formerly placed in its own separate family, Vireolaniidae; alternatively, is sometimes placed in a subfamily, Vireolaniinae. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- melitophrys Bonaparte, 1850 - interior S Mexico from S Jalisco S to E México and from E San Luis Potosí S to W Veracruz.
- crossini A. R. Phillips, 1991 - SW Mexico (Michoacán, Guerrero, S Oaxaca).
- quercinus Griscom, 1935 - S Mexico (Chiapas) and S Guatemala (Volcán de Fuego and other mountains).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Adult perched on a branch.
Locality Sololá Department, Guatemala (ssp quercinus)
Knut Eisermann 17 February 2012 1 year ago 4.5
This photo was taken on the grounds of the Las Joyas Research Station.
Locality Las Joyas Research Station, Sierra de Manantlan Biosphere Reserve, Jalisco State, Mexico (Northern) (ssp melitophrys)
paulhart 7 March 2012 1 year ago 3.5
Another shot on grounds of Las Joyas in Cecropia Tree.
Locality Las Joyas Research Station, Sierra de Manantlan Biosphere Reserve, Jalisco State, Mexico (Northern)
paulhart 7 March 2012 1 year ago 3.4
Among the leaves of an oak
Locality Sierra de Zongolica, Veracruz State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp melitophrys)
Hugo Corzo 27 August 2010 2 years ago 3
Locality Sierra de Manantlan Biosphere Reserve, Jalisco State, Mexico (Northern)
Hector Ceballos-Lascurain 6 March 2012 1 year ago 2.4