Citrine Warbler (Basileuterus luteoviridis)

Order: Passeriformes  Family: Parulidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Satipo Road, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Satipo Road, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonas, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu Road, Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~14 cm (5.5 in). The Citrine Warbler is yellowish-olive above and yellow below. It has a broad yellow superciliary of variable lengths, blackish lores, and yellow-olive in the forehead and crown, blackish in southeast Peru. It is very similar to the Pale-legged Warbler, but ranges at higher elevations and has a superciliary that is broader and longer on average. These species are safely told by voice.

Status: The Citrine Warbler is fairly common in the understory and edges of humid montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 2500 -3700 m. It ranges on the east slope on both sides of the Marañon Valley. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Reinita Citrina.

Sub-species: Citrine Warbler (Basileuterus luteoviridis luteoviridis), (Bonaparte), 1845. E Andes from SW Venezuela (Mérida) S to Ecuador.
(B. l. striaticeps), (Cabanis), 1873. Andes of N & C Peru.
(B. l. euophrys), (P. L. Sclater and Salvin), 1876. Andes from S Peru S to C Bolivia.

Meaning of Name: Myiothlypis: Gr. Muias= fly and thlupis= unidentified small bird, perhaps some sort of finch or warbler. luteoviridis: L. luteus= saffron-yellow and viridis, virere= green, to be green.

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Distribution Map


    • 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. on 03/01/2016.