French: Paruline équatoriale German: Maskengelbkehlchen Spanish: Mascarita equinoccial
J. F. Gmelin
Subspecies and Distribution
G. a. aequinoctialis
(J. F. Gmelin, 1789) – Masked Yellowthroat – N Colombia, Venezuela and the Guianas S to N Amazonian Brazil; also Trinidad.
G. a. velata
(Vieillot, 1809) – Southern Yellowthroat – SE Peru, N Bolivia and extreme S Amazonian Brazil S to NE Argentina and Uruguay.
13–14·3 cm; 11–16·7 g. Male nominate race has grey forehead and forecrown, black mask from side of lower forehead back through and below eye to upper side of neck; rear crown... read more
Song of nominate similar to that of G. auricularis but sweeter and distinctly more warbled... read more
Found in variety of damp habitats, including damp grassland, marshes, seasonally flooded savanna,... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects and other invertebrates; recorded stomach contents of two individuals in SE Brazil included Hemiptera, Coleoptera,... read more
Season of nominate race appears to be quite protracted, with birds in breeding condition in Jan–May and Aug in Colombia, and in Feb, May,... read more
Mostly sedentary, e.g. a bird trapped in S Brazil Apr 1972 was retrapped in the same territory in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common throughout range. No population estimates available; local increases as a result of deforestation can be expected to... read more
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