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Crescent-chested Warbler Oreothlypis superciliosa

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Parulidae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
  • Authors: Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, and Thomas S. Schulenberg

Crescent-chested Warbler is a small, brightly-colored, New World warbler with yellow underparts, a gray head, greenish back and a chestnut crescent on its breast. It is locally common in montane oak-pine from Mexico to Honduras with some individuals moving to lower elevations during winter. Crescent-chested Warbler is typically found in mixed-species flocks, feeding mostly on insects. Although Crescent-chested Warbler typically forages in the midstory and canopy of the forest, the few nests that have been reported all were on or near the ground.


© Geoffrey A. Keller

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

Recommended Citation

Soberanes-González, C. A., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, M. d. C. Arizmendi, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Crescent-chested Warbler (Oreothlypis superciliosa), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.