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 Post subject: Redring
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:18 pm 
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This Redring was photographed on the pacific slope of the Sierra de Atoyac, at perhaps 1000 meters.


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 Post subject: Re: Redring
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:50 am 
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What state in Mexico was this taken, please? I don't know the mountain range. I have a terrible time w/these Pyrrhogyras. There are only 3 species in Mexico, which makes it easier than South America where there are a couple more. Based on the pointed wing shape I would say Pyrrhogyra edocla, which some call Green-spotted Banner. I'm not fond of that common name, as it doesn't look green to me. I would probably call it Edocla Banner, or some even call the genus Redring, but that's confusing too.

Please send it to me also. Thanks,
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 Post subject: Atoyac
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:04 am 
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The Sierra de Atoyac is in Guerrero, just N/NW of Acapulco. As usual a good place for birds, with the highly restricted range White-throated Jay and Short-crested Coquette (of which we found both!)

Although it does not show very well after the scanning, this individual does have a greenish tinge to the spots on the forewing, so the name isn't really misleading although perhaps not very good either.

/Sammy


 
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