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Subspecies daedalus
Photo © by Robert Scanlon
Near Cali, Colombia, 2nd May 2004
Basileuterus tristriatus


13cm (5 in)

  • Olive-green overall plumage
  • Black and white striped head
  • Yellowish chest and belly
  • Brown legs


In some areas/subspecies, the birds show a yellow central crown stripe and overall a brighter plumage.


Subspecies tristriatus
Photo © by NJLarsen
Tapichalaca, Zamora-Chinchipe, southeast Ecuador, 13 June 2019

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru. Mostly in the Andes or in other mountain areas nearby.


Costa Rican Warbler, Tacarcuna Warbler and Yungas Warbler were formerly included in this species.


Clements recognizes these subspecies[1]:

  • B. t. sanlucasensis:
  • Serrania de San Lucas (Bolívar, north central Colombia)
  • B. t. daedalus:
  • B. t. auricularis
  • B. t. meridanus
  • B. t. bessereri
  • B. t. pariae
  • B. t. baezae
  • B. t. tristriatus


Humid mid and lower montane forests and forest edges



Observed nesting in shallow depression hidden by foliage in embankment.


Their diet is thought to consist almost entirely of invertebrates.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://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

Curson, J. & de Juana, E. (2019). Three-striped Warbler (Basileuterus tristriatus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/61557 on 11 August 2019).

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