New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Red Warbler (Ergaticus ruber) - HBW 15, p. 780

French: Paruline rouge German: Purpurwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita Roja
Other common names: Black-eared Warbler (melanauris)

Taxonomy: Setophaga rubra Swainson, 1827, woods of Valladolid [= Morelia], Michoacán, Mexico.
Forms a superspecies with E. versicolor; has been considered conspecific, but differs in plumage (especially head pattern) and no indication of increased similarity in S of range, where geographically closest. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • melanauris R. T. Moore, 1937 - NW Mexico in Sierra Madre Occidental from SW Chihuahua S to N Nayarit.
  • ruber ( Swainson, 1827) - C & W Mexico (Jalisco SE to N Oaxaca).
  • rowleyi Orr & Webster, 1968 - Guerrero and S Oaxaca (S Mexico).

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