Three-striped Warbler (Basileuterus tristriatus)

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

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

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: ~13.4 cm (5.3 in). The Three-striped Warbler is yellow-olive overall. The head is patterned with white and black stripes. Birds in Puno (inconspicuous) are a dull version of birds further north in Peru. It is superficially similar to the Three-banded Warbler, but these two warblers are not known to overlap.

Status: The Three-striped Warbler is common in the mid and understory of montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1050 – 2200 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Reinita de Cabeza Listada.

Sub-species: Three-striped Warbler (Basileuterus tristriatus tristriatus), (Tschudi), 1844. Andes from S Ecuador (Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe) S to C Peru (Cuzco).
(B. t. inconspicuus), J. T. Zimmer, 1949. Andes from SE Peru (Puno) S to NW Bolivia (La Paz).

Meaning of Name: Basileuterus: Gr. basileus= king, basileuteros= more kingly. tristriatus: L. tri, tres= three and striatus, striare, stria = striated, to striate.

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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.