Family New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Least Concern

St Lucia Warbler (Setophaga delicata)


French: Paruline de Sainte-Lucie German: Saint-Lucia-Waldsänger Spanish: Reinita de Santa Lucía

Dendroica delicata


, 1883,

St Lucia


Formerly considered conspecific with S. adelaidae and S. subita, but the three have recently been shown to have a level of genetic differentiation similar to that of some continental American species. Monotypic.


St Lucia, in C Lesser Antilles.

Descriptive notes

13·5 cm; 5·3–8·2 g. Has forecrown, short, narrow lateral crownstripe and lores black, short, broad supercilium and spot below eye bright yellow;... read more


Little information. Song similar to that of S. adelaidae, but more musical. Call... read more


Montane rainforest.

Food and feeding

Feeds mainly on insects and other arthropods. Forages by gleaning; mainly at lower levels than those preferred by S. adelaidae,... read more


No information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Lesser Antilles EBA. Moderately common, but with noticeable population fluctuations during the last century.... read more

Recommended citation

Curson, J. (2019). St Lucia Warbler (Setophaga delicata). 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 14 December 2019).