AudioDateDownLeftRightUpIconClosefacebookReportGallerySettingsGiftLanguageGridListMapMenunoAudionoPhotoPhotoPlayPlusSearchStartwitterUserVideo

Oleaginous Hemispingus Sphenopsis frontalis

Sections
  • Oleaginous Hemispingus (subspecies frontalis)
  • © Juan José Arango

The Oleaginous Hemispingus is a rather dull-colored member of its genus, predominantly dull yellow below and olive-green above, with a poorly marked yellowish supercilium, although this is more obvious in the Venezuelan races, especially those farthest from the main Andean chain. In a sense, it is well named; oleaginous—having the property or appearance of oil—is derived from olive, and this species is most certainly largely olive-colored. It is most liable to be confused with one of the smaller and finer-billed Basileuterus warblers, or the Superciliaried Hemispingus (Hemispingus superciliaris), which, as its name suggests, has a much more obvious supercilium. Its habits and behavior are typical of the genus as a whole.

Help complete this species

There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings. There's a role for everyone!

Learn more

Song

© Kathi Borgmann

Enlarge
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

Oleaginous Hemispingus (Sphenopsis frontalis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/olehem1