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Flame-throated Warbler Oreothlypis gutturalis

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Parulidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Andrea Jones


  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Flame-throated Warbler
eBird range map for Flame-throated Warbler

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Resident in the highlands of central Costa Rica and Panama, from the Cordillera Central of Costa Rica south to western Chiriquí, Panama (Stiles and Skutch 1989, Ridgely and Gwynne 1989).

The elevational range of the Flame-throated Warbler is from 1850-3000 m (Stiles and Skutch 1989, Parker et al. 1996). It primarily is resident, but in Costa Rica may occur as low as 1400 m in the late wet season (Stiles and Skutch 1989).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Occurs in humid montane forest and forest edge (Stiles and Skutch 1989, Ridgely and Gwynne 1989).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Jones, A. (2011). Flame-throated Warbler (Oreothlypis gutturalis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.