cerulean-warbler

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Parulidae | IUCN Status: Near Threatened

cerulean-warbler
Age: Adult |  Sex: Male | Loc. Eastern Andes, Ecuador

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Age: Adult |  Sex: Male | Loc. Eastern Andes, Ecuador

cerulean-warbler
Age: Adult |  Sex: Male | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia

cerulean-warbler
Age: Adult |  Sex: Male | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia


Identification & Behavior: ~12 cm (5 in). The male Cerulean Warbler is azure blue above with white wing bars. The underparts are white with a black breast band and dusky streaks on the rest of the underparts. The female is bluish-gray above with white wing bars and a bold pale superciliary. The underparts are pale yellowish faintly streaked with dusky. Both male and female have white webbing on the tail. Also, see a female Blackpoll Warbler.

Status: The Cerulean Warbler is uncommon to rare in humid montane forests on the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 700 – 1500. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Reinita Cerúlea.

Sub-species: Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea), A. Wilson, 1810.

Meaning of Name: Setophaga: Gr. ses, setos= moth and phagos, phagein= eating, to eat. cerulea: L. caeruleus cerulean= blue.

See more of the Family Parulidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.