Gray-and-gold Warbler (Basileuterus fraseri)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manabi, Ecuador

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southwest Ecuador

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Laquipampa, Lambayeque


Identification & Behavior: ~14.3 cm (5.6 in). The Gray-and-Gold Warbler is bluish-gray above and yellow below. It has gray superciliary and blackish forehead and crown. It superficially resembles the Tropical Parula but lacks the white wing bars and forages in thick understory close to the ground.

Status: The Gray and Gold Warbler is fairly common in the semi-deciduous forest of northwest Peru at elevations ranging between 400 – 1800 m. It also occurs in Ec.

Name in Spanish: Reinita Gris y Dorada.

Sub-species: Gray-and-gold Warbler (Basileuterus fraseri fraseri), (P. L. Sclater), 1884

Meaning of Name: Basileuterus: Gr. basileus= king, basileuteros= more kingly. fraseri: In honor of Louis Fraser (1819-1883) English zoologist, Curator of ZSL Museum 1832-1846, and collector in Nigeria, Ecuador, California, and Florida.

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.