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Orange-breasted bunting

Orange-breasted bunting
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae
Genus: Passerina
Species: P. leclancherii
Binomial name
Passerina leclancherii
Lafresnaye, 1840

The orange-breasted bunting (Passerina leclancherii) is a species of bird in the Cardinalidae family.

It is endemic to Mexico, where its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is more abundant in second growth than in undisturbed forest.[2] The species was introduced to Oahu in 1941 but did not persist, and was extirpated by 1952.[3]

Male orange-breasted bunting in definitive alternate (breeding) plumage

References

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  2. ^ Hutto, R. (1989). The Effect of Habitat Alteration on Migratory Land Birds in a West Mexican Tropical Deciduous Forest: A Conservation Perspective. Conservation Biology. vol 3, no 2. p. 138-148
  3. ^ Simberloff, D. & Boecklen, W. (1991) Patterns of Extinction in the Introduced Hawaiian Avifauna: A Reexamination of the Role of Competition. The American Naturalist. vol 138, no 2. p. 300-327
  • Encyclopedia of Life. Orange-breasted Bunting. Encyclopedia of Life Accessed 19 May 2008
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