French: Paruline des Bahamas German: Bahamagelbkehlchen Spanish: Mascarita de las Bahamas
Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
Subspecies and Distribution
G. r. tanneri
Ridgway, 1886 – Grand Bahama and Abaco Is, in N Bahamas.
G. r. exigua
Ridgway, 1902 – Andros, in WC Bahamas.
G. r. rostrata
H. Bryant, 1867 – New Providence I, in C Bahamas.
G. r. coryi
Ridgway, 1886 – Eleuthera I and Cat I, in EC Bahamas.
15 cm; 15·1–17·3 g. Male nominate race has broad black mask from forehead back through and below eye to side of neck, bordered above and at rear by narrow... read more
Song a loud "witchity witchity witchit", very similar to that of G. trichas but... read more
Dense scrubby understorey of open pine (Pinus) forest, especially where bracken (... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects and berries; occasionally takes anole lizards (Anolis). Forages by gleaning; actions noticeably slower and more... read more
Season May–Jul. Nest a cup, usually placed low in dense vegetation, sometimes in tree stump or high up in pine tree; clutch 2 eggs.... read more
Sedentary. Three unconfirmed reports of vagrancy in SE USA (Florida).
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Bahamas EBA. Race tanneri appears common on Grand Bahama and Abaco, as well as on some of the offshore... read more
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