Buff-rumped Warbler Myiothlypis fulvicauda




Its main foraging behavior is hopping along the ground, looking for insects along streams and damp forest. Has been documented feeding at small puddles in wet forest, and occasionally fly-catching from the ground (Curson 2010).


Pairs form territories which they hold year round, usually along rivers or streams (Curson 1994).

Sexual Behavior

Pairs, presumably socially monogamous. Pair formation likely occurs around October and November, when males and females sing more frequently (Skutch 1954).

Social and interspecific behavior

Known from Ecuador to fan tail, and then switch it from side to side, displaying the buff-rump (Ridgely & Greenfield 2001b). Both males and females can sing, and pairs have been described counter-singing at the edge of their respective territories (Skutch 1954). Interactions with other obligate riparian species are poorly studied.


No information known. Presumably small raptors prey upon them.

Recommended Citation

Buff-rumped Warbler (Myiothlypis fulvicauda), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/burwar1