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Hooded Grosbeak Coccothraustes abeillei

Alayna Carter
Version: 1.0 — Published August 1, 2014


Distribution in the Americas

Hooded Grosbeak is distributed somewhat disjunctly from northern Mexico south to Guatemala and northern El Salvador. It occurs in northwestern Mexico from southern Chihuahua to Durango; in northeastern Mexico in southern Tamualipas and eastern San Luis Potosí; in central and southwestern Mexico from Michoacán and Guerrero to Veracruz; and northern Oaxaca; and from Chiapas through Guatemala to northern El Salvador (Miller et al. 1957, Land 1970, Thurber et al. 1987, Howell and Webb 1995); Hooded Grosbeak possibly also occurs in southwestern Honduras (adjacent to known localities in El Salvador).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Hooded Grosbeak occurs in montane evergreen forests from 1000-3500 m; they are most frequent in these forests above 1200 m as well as in damp, humid or moist oak, and pine-oak forest and forest edge (Binford 1989, Howell and Webb 1995, Parker et al. 1996, Komar 1998). They inhabit the upper strata of pine, pine-oak, oak, oak-sweet gum, and cypress forests (Webster 1974, Howell and Webb 1995, Komar 2002, Melèndez-Herrada et al. 2003, Tejeda-Cruz and Sutherland 2004). They also are reported to frequent gardens, parks or orchards, and edges of cultivation, including coffee plantations in Chiapas, Mexico (Clement 1993, Tejeda-Cruz and Sutherland 2004).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Distribution of the Hooded Grosbeak - Range Map
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Hooded Grosbeak

Recommended Citation

Carter, A. (2014). Hooded Grosbeak (Coccothraustes abeillei), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.hoogro1.01