Family New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Near Threatened

White-lored Warbler (Myiothlypis conspicillata)


French: Paruline à lores blancs German: Weißzügel-Waldsänger Spanish: Reinita embridada

Basileuterus conspicillatus

Salvin and Godman

, 1880,

San José, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia


Has in the past been considered conspecific with both M. coronata and, especially, M. cinereicollis, and closer relationship to latter, postulated on basis of similarities in vocalizations and altitudinal range, apparently confirmed by genetic data#R. Monotypic.


Santa Marta Mts, in N Colombia.

Descriptive notes

13·5 cm. Has central crown yellowish-orange, bordered laterally with blackish-grey, lores blackish-grey, bold white supraloral stripe and eye-crescents, rest of head... read more


Song consists of a short, fast series of sharp, high-pitched notes, similar to that of M.... read more


Inhabits humid forest, forest edge, well-developed second growth and shade coffee plantations;... read more

Food and feeding

Very little known. Presumably feeds mainly on insects and other arthropods. Forages at low to middle levels, mainly in undergrowth. Joins... read more


Birds in breeding condition in Apr–Jun. Nest a domed structure placed on ground on a bank or under tree roots. Clutch 3–4 eggs... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Santa Marta Mountains EBA. Listed as "Endangered" in Colombian... read more

Recommended citation

Curson, J. (2020). White-lored Warbler (Myiothlypis conspicillata). 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 17 January 2020).