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Photo by arthurgrosset. Photographed: La Gira, Cuba.
Setophaga pityophila

Dendroica pityophila


Upperparts are greyish-brown and the crown is olive-green. The throat and upper breast are yellow with black streaks bordering the sides.


Restricted to Cuba and northern islands in the Bahamas.


This is a monotypic species1. However, the populations in Bahamas have been considered a separate subspecies.
Formerly placed in genus Dendroica.


Pine forests and even isolated pine stands.


Often foraging high in canopy, but may be found even on the ground. Feeds mainly on insects


  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. Raffaele et al. 1998. Birds of the West Indies. Christopher Helm, London. ISBN 0713649054

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