Family New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Endangered

Whistling Warbler (Catharopeza bishopi)


Taxonomy

French: Paruline de Saint-Vincent German: Pfeifwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita de San Vicente
Taxonomy:

Leucopeza bishopi

Lawrence

, 1878,

St Vincent

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

St Vincent, in S Lesser Antilles.

Descriptive notes

14·5 cm; 13·5–19 g. Relatively long-tailed parulid, tail frequently held cocked. Has blackish-grey head, upper throat and upperparts, bold white eyering,... read more

Voice

Song a series of short, rich, whistled notes, starting soft and relatively low-pitched, then rising... read more

Habitat

Occurs mainly in primary rainforest and palm brakes, at 300–600 m; less commonly to 1100 m in... read more

Food and feeding

Feeds mainly on insects and other arthropods; at least one record of a lizard being eaten. Forages mainly by hopping slowly through... read more

Breeding

Season Apr–Aug, egg-laying usually Apr–Jul; begging juveniles seen Jun to early Aug. Nest a cup, placed low in sapling; clutch... read more

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Lesser Antilles EBA. Locally fairly common. Total population in 1986 estimated at 1500–2500 singing males. Primary... read more

Recommended citation

Curson, J. (2019). Whistling Warbler (Catharopeza bishopi). 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/61495 on 22 September 2019).