Red Warbler (Ergaticus ruber) - HBW 15, p. 780
French: Paruline rouge
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).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
male of the gray-eared population
Locality Barranca Rancho Liebre, Sinaloa State, Mexico (Northern) (ssp melanauris)
Michael Retter 1 January 2009 4 years ago 3.8
Adult of the white eared population
Locality La Cumbre, Oaxaca State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp rowleyi)
rchavezdm 18 April 2013 42 weeks ago 3.7
An adult in the hand.
Locality Las Joyas Research Station, Sierra de Manantlan Biosphere Reserve, Jalisco State, Mexico (Northern) (ssp melanauris)
Evaristo Hernandez F. 17 January 2009 3 years ago 3.4
A bird in a tree.
Locality La Soledad, Oaxaca State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp rowleyi)
Josep del Hoyo 16 April 2009 4 years ago 2.8
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