Family New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Endangered

Grey-headed Warbler (Basileuterus griseiceps)


Taxonomy

French: Paruline à tête grise German: Grauwangen-Waldsänger Spanish: Reinita cabecigrís
Taxonomy:

Basileuterus griseiceps

P. L. Sclater and Salvin

, 1868,

woods of Caripe, Venezuela

.

Affinities uncertain, as currently unsampled for its DNA#R; has been suggested that it is close to Myiothlypis leucoblephara, but the two are quite different in morphology, behaviour and habitat. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Cordillera de Caripe (NE Venezuela).

Descriptive notes

14 cm. Head is grey with white supraloral stripe, indistinct white flecking on ear-coverts; upperparts olive-green; throat and underparts yellow; iris dark; bill blackish;... read more

Voice

Song a lively, slurred, melodic "(hu)wee-che-tseew", repeated several times. Contact call... read more

Habitat

Recorded in a wide variety of montane forest habitats including undisturbed cloudforest, secondary... read more

Food and feeding

Probably feeds mainly on insects and other invertebrates. The few recent observations have been of individuals foraging at low to middle... read more

Breeding

Nest only recently discovered, in late May 2006; two juveniles seen in Aug 1994; season probably May–Jul. One nest found, a domed cup... read more

Movements

Sedentary. Some possible seasonal altitudinal movement indicated by several old records at 1850... read more

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Caripe-Paria Region EBA. Rare and local. Has very small global range and global population, and has suffered extensive... read more

Recommended citation

Curson, J. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Grey-headed Warbler (Basileuterus griseiceps). 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/61546 on 19 July 2019).