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Photo © by C B Allen
Monteverde (Reserva Bosque Nuboso), Guanacaste, Costa Rica 29 April 2022

Alternative name: Black-eared Warbler

Basileuterus melanotis


13cm. Olive-green, black stripes on tan/buff head, yellowish chest/belly, brown legs.


Mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama.


This is a monotypic.
It was formerly included in Three-striped Warbler.


Middle elevation wet forests.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.4). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Birdforum thread discussing the taxonomy of this species

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