Family New World Warblers (Parulidae)


Paria Whitestart (Myioborus pariae)


French: Paruline de Paria German: Goldzügel-Waldsänger Spanish: Candelita de Paria
Other common names: Yellow-faced Whitestart, Paria Redstart

Myioborus brunniceps pariae

Phelps, Sr and Phelps, Jr

, 1949,

Cerro Azul, Cristóbal Colón, Paria Peninsula, Sucre, Venezuela


Considered closest to M. castaneocapilla, M. cardonai and M. albifacies. Originally described as a race of M. brunniceps, but now generally afforded species status. Monotypic.


Paria Peninsula (NE Sucre), in NE Venezuela.

Descriptive notes

13 cm. Has grey head with rufous crown patch, prominent broad yellow "spectacles", with yellow supraloral stripe meeting broad yellow eyering, separated from crown... read more


Song said to be bright and lively, sometimes rising in middle and almost always louder and more... read more


Mostly encountered at edges and in clearings of humid montane forest and cloudforest, and largely... read more

Food and feeding

Feeds predominantly on a variety of insects. Forages mainly at low to middle levels of forest, by means of gleaning, flycatching, and... read more


No information.



Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Caripe-Paria region EBA. Almost all records from a single mountain, Cerro Humo; a few older records farther E on peninsula.... read more

Recommended citation

Curson, J. & Sharpe, C.J. (2020). Paria Whitestart (Myioborus pariae). 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 on 23 February 2020).