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Masked Yellowthroat Geothlypis aequinoctialis


The Masked Yellowthroat has an extensive but somewhat patchy distribution, from southern Costa Rica and southwest Panama, thence over much of South America apart from the high Andes and much of the Amazon Basin, as far as northeast Argentina and Uruguay. Five subspecies are generally recognized, several of which have been recommended for separate species status. The amount of black on the face in males is usually less than that in most Geothlypis, but this varies from reasonably extensive to being confined almost to the lores and just below the eyes. This species is found in a variety of principally lowland and usually damp habitats, including grasslands, marshes, and dense undergrowth at forest edges.

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Recommended Citation

Masked Yellowthroat (Geothlypis aequinoctialis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: