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
Adult of the white eared population
Locality La Cumbre, Oaxaca State, Mexico (Southern)
rchavezdm 18 April 2013 24 weeks ago 3.5
male of the gray-eared population
Locality Barranca Rancho Liebre, Sinaloa State, Mexico (Northern) (ssp melanauris)
Michael Retter 1 January 2009 4 years ago 3.5
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 3.1
A bird in a tree.
Locality La Soledad, Oaxaca State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp rowleyi)
Josep del Hoyo 16 April 2009 3 years ago 2.8
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