Flame-throated Warbler Oreothlypis gutturalis

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Parulidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Andrea Jones



Forages in the forest canopy (Stiles and Skutch 1989). Very active and acrobatic, often using hang and reach maneuvers (Stiles and Skutch 1989, Sillett 1994). Foraging substrates include live foliage, curled dead leaves, dead bromeliad inflorescences, and clusters of leaf axils (Sillett 1994). Flame-throated Warblers use a variety of prey capture techniques, primarily probes but also sallies, reaches, hangs, and gleans (Sillett 1994).

Social and interspecific behavior

Solitary or in pairs when breeding, but at other times forms flocks of up to 30 individuals (Stiles and Skutch 1989). Frequently joins mixed-species flocks; common flock associates include Yellow-winged Vireo (Vireo carmioli), bush-tanagers (Chlorospingus), and migrant species of wood warblers (Stiles and Skutch 1989).

Recommended Citation

Jones, A. (2011). Flame-throated Warbler (Oreothlypis gutturalis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.fltwar1.01