Family New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Critically Endangered

Semper's Warbler (Leucopeza semperi)


Taxonomy

French: Paruline pied-blanc German: Blassfuß-Waldsänger Spanish: Reinita de Semper
Taxonomy:

Leucopeza semperi

P. L. Sclater

, 1876,

St Lucia

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

St Lucia, in Lesser Antilles; no certain records since 1961.

Descriptive notes

14·5 cm. Dull parulid with long, deep-based and rather pointed bill. Has dark grey head and upperparts, with paler superciliary, browner wing and tail; whitish below,... read more

Voice

Song undescribed. Only documented calls are a soft "tuck-tick-tick-tuck" and a chattering uttered... read more

Habitat

Lower montane and montane rainforests and elfin woodland with undisturbed understorey.

Food and feeding

Virtually no information. Apparently forages in dense understorey, usually close to ground; possibly largely terrestrial.

Breeding

No definite information. Thought to nest on or near ground.

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Lesser Antilles EBA. Not certainly recorded since 1961, despite extensive searches. Unconfirmed, but probably... read more

Recommended citation

Curson, J. (2019). Semper's Warbler (Leucopeza semperi). 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/61520 on 22 July 2019).