Family New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Near Threatened

Grey-throated Warbler (Myiothlypis cinereicollis)


Taxonomy

French: Paruline à cou gris German: Graukehl-Waldsänger Spanish: Reinita gorjigrís
Taxonomy:

Basileuterus cinereicollis

P. L. Sclater

, 1864,

Bogotá, Colombia

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Has in the past been considered conspecific with one or both of M. conspicillata and M. coronata; closest to M. conspicillata on basis of similarities in vocalizations and altitudinal range, along with genetic data#R. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • M. c. pallidula (Wetmore, 1941) – NE Colombia (extreme NW of Sierra de Perijá).
  • M. c. zuliensis (Aveledo & Pérez, 1994) – Sierra de Perijá, on Colombia–Venezuela border.
  • M. c. cinereicollis (P. L. Sclater, 1864) – E Andes of Colombia (Norte de Santander S to Bogotá region), and Andes of W Venezuela (Mérida and Táchira).
  • Descriptive notes

    14 cm. Nominate race has grey head with dark grey crown and yellow central crownstripe; olive-green upperparts; pale grey throat and breast, yellow lower underparts; iris... read more

    Voice

    Song infrequently given, relatively weak (easily overlooked), 3–6 or more high thin notes,... read more

    Habitat

    Humid submontane forest and forest edges, and secondary growth with undisturbed understorey; at 800... read more

    Food and feeding

    Little information available. Apparently forages actively in understorey; rather a skulking species.

    Breeding

    Nestlings being fed in mid-Jun. Single nest reported to date was an oven-shaped structure made of bark fibres, small twigs and vines,... read more

    Movements

    Sedentary.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Colombian East Andes EBA and Cordillera de Mérida EBA. Local and... read more

    Recommended citation

    Curson, J. (2019). Grey-throated Warbler (Myiothlypis cinereicollis). 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/61547 on 22 September 2019).