Golden-bellied Warbler (Basileuterus chrysogaster)

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. No Data

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Digital Adaptation

Identification & Behavior: ~13.3 cm (5.2 in). The Golden-bellied Warbler (aka Cuzco Warbler) is yellowish-olive above and yellow below. It has a long yellow superciliary and black stripes on the head. The center of the forehead and crown are olive rufous. It is very similar to the Two-banded Warbler but is distinguished by broad and long superciliary that extends beyond the eye and by ranging at lower elevations.

Status: The Golden-bellied Warbler is uncommon to rare in the understory and bamboo thickets in humid montane and foothill forests of the east slopes and outlying ridges of the Andes. It generally occurs at elevations ranging between 300 -1500 m. The Golden-bellied Warbler also occurs in Br and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Reinita de Vientre Dorado.

Sub-species: Golden-bellied Warbler (Basileuterus chrysogaster chrysogaster), Tschudi, 1844.

Meaning of Name: Basileuterus: Gr. basileus= king, basileuteros= more kingly. chrysogaster: Gr. Khrusos= gold, gaster, gastros= belly.

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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.