Arrowhead Warbler Setophaga pharetra


Despite its superficial resemblance to the more familiar Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) or Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata), Arrowhead Warbler, which is endemic to the hilly interior of Jamaica, is most closely related to Plumbeous Warbler (Setophaga plumbea) of the Lesser Antilles, and to Elfin-woods Warbler (Setophaga angelae) of Puerto Rico. Arrowhead Warbler breeds in humid montane forest, but apparently ranges into more lowland areas during the non-breeding season. It is principally dark gray-brown above and white below, but virtually the entire head and body are finely but densely streaked with black. There are also two white wing bars, which are reasonably obvious.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Arrowhead Warbler (Setophaga pharetra), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: