Photo: Ruben Ayala

Crimson-collared Grosbeak

Rhodothraupis celaeno

Native to only a limited area of northeastern Mexico, this strikingly patterned grosbeak has wandered into southern Texas several times. It tends to stay low in dense cover, where it is often difficult to observe. The first Texas record was of a singing male in mid-summer, but subsequent reports have been in winter.
Family Cardinals, Grosbeaks and Buntings
Native to only a limited area of northeastern Mexico, this strikingly patterned grosbeak has wandered into southern Texas several times. It tends to stay low in dense cover, where it is often difficult to observe. The first Texas record was of a singing male in mid-summer, but subsequent reports have been in winter.
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  • adult female



Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds

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Songs and Calls
Song a sweet, modulated warbling, rising at end. Call a loud, slurred psseuu.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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