Family New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Least Concern

Peruvian Citrine Warbler (Myiothlypis striaticeps)


French: Paruline du Pérou German: Cabaniswaldsänger Spanish: Reinita citrina peruana

Myiothlypis striaticeps


, 1873,

Maraynioc, Junín, Peru


Hitherto treated as conspecific with M. luteoviridis and M. euophrys, but differs from latter in characters given under that species and from former in its much stronger yellow supercilium (2); slightly stronger yellow underparts (1); slightly larger overall size (sample size small but indicative, allow 1); longer song phrase length (2), lack of stuttering start to song (2), and up-and-down pattern in pitch of duet twitter (ns[1])#R. Proposed race superciliaris (described from above Torontoy, Urubamba Canyon, Peru) is a synonym. Monotypic.

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Andes of N & C Peru (Amazonas S to Cuzco).

Descriptive notes

14 cm; 12–19·3 g. Adult differs from formerly conspecific and slightly smaller M. luteoviridis by broader, longer and much brighter supercilium, usually with some... read more


Song a long (5–12 seconds) series of rich, jerky, rather ringing warbles that starts softly but... read more


Humid montane forest and forest edge where dense understorey present; mainly at 2500–3700 m,... read more

Food and feeding

Probably feeds mainly, if not entirely, on invertebrates (notwithstanding one report of stomach contents containing vegetable matter).... read more


Birds in breeding condition birds in Huánuco in Aug, Amazonas in Sept and Cuzco in Nov. The nest and eggs have not been formally described... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common throughout its range, being the commonest and most widespread Myiothlypis in its range, but less so N... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2019). Peruvian Citrine Warbler (Myiothlypis striaticeps). 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 13 November 2019).