Flame-throated Warbler Oreothlypis gutturalis

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


Little information; what is known primarily is from Skutch (1967). In Costa Rica, breeding is March-May. The nest is a cup of mosses and liverworts embedded with finer plant fibers and covered above from grasses, epiphytes, and other mosses. The nest can either be placed low on a bank or up to 21 m above ground in epiphyte-laden trees. The nest is shielded from rain by epiphytes (tree nests) or overhanging grass (nests on banks). The clutch is two. The eggs are white, and may be unmarked, or faintly marked throughout with fine, pale brown sprinkles. Egg dimensions are 16.2 x. 12.9 x 13.0 mm and 19.0 x 13.1 x 12.9 mm for two eggs, each from a different clutch. Incubation apparently is entirely by the female, and the incubation period is approximately 16 days. The nestling period is approximately 13 days.

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