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St. Lucia Warbler - BirdForum Opus

Photo by HelenB
St. Lucia, March 2008
Setophaga delicata

Dendroica delicata


5in (12.5cm). Bluish-gray upperparts with two white wing bars. Underside including throat yellow (except undertail coverts, which are white); face shows a yellow eye-brow and yellow sub-ocular crescent bordered in black. Bill dark; legs flesh-colored. Females very similar to males, just a little less contrastingly marked.


Endemic to St. Lucia in the Lesser Antilles. Common in the right habitat, which is principally mid to high elevation forests.


A monotypic species. Formerly part of the the Setophaga adelaidae (Adelaide's Warbler) complex. Now considered a separate species as is the formerly associated Setophaga subita (Barbuda Warbler).

Formerly placed in genus Dendroica.


Forests at all elevations.


Voice: a loud, variable trill and a medium chick.


  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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