Tacarcuna Warbler Basileuterus tacarcunae


Tacarcuna Warbler formerly was regarded as a geographically isolated subspecies of Three-striped Warbler (Basileuterus tristriatus), which is very widespread in humid montane forests of western South America. The song of Tacarcuna Warbler is different from that of Three-striped, however, and a genetic analysis revealed that Tacarcuna Warbler is more closely related to Three-banded Warbler (Basileuterus trifasciatus) than it is it Three-striped. Otherwise very little is known about Tacarcuna Warbler, but its biology presumably is similar to that of related species: foraging for insects in pairs or family groups in the understory, and frequently associating with mixed species flocks.

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© Euclides "Kilo" Campos

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

Recommended Citation

Tacarcuna Warbler (Basileuterus tacarcunae), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: