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Photo by JDV
Cuzco, Peru, April 2011
Myiothlypis luteoviridis

Basileuterus luteoviridis

Identification

The broad yellow supercilium is a good pointer. How long it is varies geographically.

Variation

The clear yellow areas (supercilium and throat) become more white in western Colombia (richardsoni). The north-eastern subspecies is much darker on upperparts, head and throat.

Photo by JDV
Cusco, Peru (Inca Trail (Religious trail), April 2011

Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia

Taxonomy

Formerly placed in genus Basileuterus.

Subspecies

There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • M. l. luteoviridis:
  • M. l. quindianus:
  • Central Andes of Colombia (Caldas and Tolima)
  • M. l. richardsoni:
  • Western Andes of Colombia (Cauca)
  • M. l. striaticeps:
  • Andes of northern Peru (Amazonas to Cuzco)
  • M. l. euophrys:
  • Andes of south-western Peru (Puno) to western Bolivia (La Paz and Cochabamba)

Habitat

High elevation forest and woodland including edges -- especially fond of dense vegetation.

Behaviour

Mostly found at lower branches and undergrowth where feeding on insects. Joins mixed species flocks

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156
  3. Ridgely and Tudor 2009. Field guide to the songbirds of South America - The Passerines. University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-71979-8
  4. Avibase
  5. Wikipedia

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