French: Paruline rubanée German: Bindenwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita bandeada
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Yungas, Chiquitos, Bolivia
Subspecies and Distribution
M. b. bivittata
(d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) – E slope of C Andes from S Peru (Cuzco, Puno) S to C Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz).
M. b. argentinae
(J. T. Zimmer, 1949) – E slope of Andes from SC Bolivia (Chuquisaca, Tarija) S to N Argentina (Jujuy, Salta).
12·5–14 cm; 14·6 g (nominate), 11–16 g (argentinae). Nominate race has black crown, some feathers tipped olive, central crownstripe orange-rufous admixed with yellow... read more
Song of race argentinae a fast, jumbled, musical warbling, and female often sings,... read more
Dry to wet submontane and montane forests and cloudforest with dense, undisturbed understorey, also... read more
Food and feeding
Probably feeds mainly, if not entirely, on invertebrates. Forages by gleaning at low to middle levels, mostly in undergrowth; often climbs... read more
Season late Sept to late Dec in NW Argentina, with most nests being initiated in mid Oct to early Nov; juvenile (which had probably started... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally fairly common to common, even abundant. No population estimates available.
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