Family New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Least Concern

White-bellied Warbler (Basileuterus hypoleucus)


Taxonomy

French: Paruline à ventre blanc German: Weißbauch-Waldsänger Spanish: Reinita ventriblanca
Taxonomy:

Basileuterus hypoleucus

Bonaparte

, 1850,

Brazil

.

Clearly very closely related to B. culicivorus, occasionally hybridizing with latter in area of range overlap in S Brazil & NE Paraguay; one recent genetic study suggested that hypoleucus is either an incipient species in the process of differentiation, or it represents a restricted polymorphism of B. culicivorus#R (but see under that species). Monotypic.

Distribution:

S Brazil (S Mato Grosso E to S Tocantins#R, W Minas Gerais and E São Paulo), SE Bolivia (Santa Cruz)#R and NE Paraguay.

Descriptive notes

12·5 cm; 9·5–13 g. Has orange-rufous central crownstripe bordered ­laterally with black, broad greyish-white super­cilium, narrow dark grey... read more

Voice

Song fast, variable and quite musical, transcribed as "cheetitty-chee-chee-chee-chee-che... read more

Habitat

Dry deciduous forest, riparian forest, open dry woodland and forest edge with dense understorey;... read more

Food and feeding

Probably feeds mainly on insects and other arthropods. Forages mainly at low levels in undergrowth; however, in riparian forest of... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common. No population estimates and species not well known.

Recommended citation

Curson, J. (2019). White-bellied Warbler (Basileuterus hypoleucus). 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/61552 on 24 July 2019).