This pie chart shows the relative likelihood of observing particular other species commonly observed near Eupherusa cyanophrys
These species are those which most commonly occur in our observation database near Eupherusa cyanophrys. Observations favor some phyla over others. Typically Bacteria, Fungi, Protozoa, and Arthropods are more common in the field than in our records.
Eupherusa cyanophrys is endemic to the Sierra Miahuatlán, an isolated mountain range in southernmost Oaxaca, Mexico. It has been found in two areas of the sierra, separated by c.60-70 km: in the west along the Puerto Escondido road; and to the east along the Puerto Angel road at its intersection with the río Jalatengo. Appropriate habitat appears widespread along the latter road6, and it was locally common until at least 19974,5, but its known range remains highly restricted.
It is primarily restricted to cloud-forest and the upper reaches of tropical semi-deciduous forest at 1,300-1,950 m, occasionally wandering (possibly seasonally) to c.700 m on adjacent mountain slopes. It also occurs up to 2,500 m, but at lower densities3. Nesting has been recorded in September-November and May3.
In sections below, we make some habitat inferences based on the known habitat preferences of those species most commonly associated with Eupherusa cyanophrys.
alpine, subtropics, temperate, tropics.
coniferous forests, cultivated areas, deciduous woods and forests, desert, desert scrub, disturbed sites, fields, forest edges, forests, gardens, grasslands, hammocks, hardwood forests, meadows, open forests, pasture, pine forests, plantations, shrubby vegetation, steppes, thickets, thorn scrub, tropical forest, tundra grassland.
flood plains, plantations, roadsides, rock outcrops, sand dunes, streamsides, valleys.
clay, gypsum, limestone, sandy areas, sandy soil.
ditches, dry areas, flood plains, lakes, marshes, ponds, rivers, shores, stream banks, streams, swamps.