Pale-legged Warbler (Basileuterus signata)

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

pale-legged warbler
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu Road, Cusco

pale-legged warbler
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Manu Road, Cusco

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

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

Identification & Behavior: ~13.5 cm (5.4 in). The Pale-legged Warbler is yellowish-olive above and yellow below. It has a narrow and short superciliary, dusky lores. It forages in the understory of montane forests, forest edges, and bamboo thickets. It is very similar to the Citrine Warbler but ranges at lower elevations, and on average, it has a narrower and shorter superciliary. These two warblers are safely told apart by voice.

Status: The Pale-legged Warbler is fairly common on the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1700 -2900 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Reinita de Pata Pálida.

Sub-species: Pale-legged Warbler (Basileuterus signata signata), Berlepsch and Stolzmann, 1906. Andes in SC Peru.
(B. s. flavovirens) (Todd), 1929. Andes from S Peru S to extreme N Argentina.

Meaning of Name: Basileuterus: Gr. basileus= king, basileuteros= more kingly. signata: L. signare= to mark or inscribe. Signatus= distinct, well marked.

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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.