Status: No accepted records.
Taxonomy: Two subspecies are recognized (Pyle 1997): fulvescens, resident in southern Arizona, and sinuatus, resident from southern New Mexico to southeast Texas.
Comments: A bird fitting the description of this species was seen by Kevin Poague, Lincoln, feeding young at Genoa, Nance Co 24 Aug 2000; an apparent female, it had a “large yellow beak and no black on its face.”
Although this species would seem unlikely to occur in Nebraska, there are seven records for the southern half of Kansas in the period 25 Oct-19 May (Thompson et al 2011), and four for Colorado, including two in eastern Colorado 1-23 Aug 1996 in Park Co, and 17 Dec 1989 in Prowers Co (CBRC 2018). There is an undocumented report for south-central Wyoming 27 May 1966 (Faulkner 2010).
NOURC: Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union Records Committee
Colorado Bird Records Committee [CBRC]. 2018. Pyrrhuloxia records. Colorado Bird Records Committee database, accessed 22 Jun 2018.
Faulkner, D.W. 2010. Birds of Wyoming. Roberts and Company, Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA.
Pyle, P. 1997. Identification Guide to North American Birds. Part I, Columbidae to Ploceidae. Slate Creek Press, Bolinas, California, USA.
Thompson, M.C., C.A. Ely, B. Gress, C. Otte, S.T. Patti, D. Seibel, and E.A. Young. 2011. Birds of Kansas. University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
Silcock, W.R., and J.G. Jorgensen. 2018. Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus). In Birds of Nebraska — Online. www.BirdsofNebraska.org
Birds of Nebraska – Online
Updated 13 July 2018