Family New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Near Threatened

Barbuda Warbler (Setophaga subita)


Taxonomy

French: Paruline de Barbuda German: Barbudawaldsänger Spanish: Reinita de Barbuda
Taxonomy:

Dendroica subita

Riley

, 1904,

Barbuda

.

Formerly considered conspecific with S. adelaidae and S. delicata, but the three have recently been shown to have a level of genetic differentiation similar to that of some continental American species. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Barbuda, in N Lesser Antilles.

Descriptive notes

12–13·5 cm; 5·3–8 g. Has crown, nape, neck side and upperparts grey, tinged brown, short yellow supercilium barely reaching beyond eye and slightly... read more

Voice

Little information. Song similar to that of S. adelaidae, but more musical. Call... read more

Habitat

Lowland dry shrubby forest, forest edge and scrub.

Food and feeding

No information.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Lesser Antilles EBA. Fairly common in W Barbuda, but considerably less... read more

Recommended citation

Curson, J. (2018). Barbuda Warbler (Setophaga subita). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/61481 on 12 December 2018).