Citrine Warbler Myiothlypis luteoviridis

  • © Roger Ahlman

The Citrine Warbler is a somber-colored Basileuterus warbler of the Andes in northwestern South America.  Distributed from western Venezuela to Bolivia, the species prefers lower levels of montane forest from 2300-3400 meters in elevation.  It is olive above and yellow below with a yellow face marked by a dark stripe running through the eye, plainer than many Basileuterus and rather similar to the Pale-legged Warbler and Black-crested Warbler.  Citrine Warblers can frequently be found pursuing insects in flocks of mixed songbirds, and can also be detected vocally by the song, a rapid jumble of short, musical whistles.

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© Ted Parker

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

Recommended Citation

Citrine Warbler (Myiothlypis luteoviridis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: