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Photo by JDV
Cuzco, Peru, April 2011
Myiothlypis luteoviridis

Basileuterus luteoviridis


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


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


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


Formerly placed in genus Basileuterus.


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)


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


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


  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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