Family New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Least Concern

White-striped Warbler (Myiothlypis leucophrys)


Taxonomy

French: Paruline bridée German: Goldflanken-Waldsänger Spanish: Reinita cejiblanca
Taxonomy:

Basileuterus leucophrys

Pelzeln

, 1868,

Rio Manso, Mato Grosso, Brazil

.

Formerly, was often placed together with M. flaveola, M. leucoblephara, M. fulvicauda and M. rivularis in a separate genus, Phaeothlypis; this species and M. leucoblephara appearing to bridge the gap between M. flaveola and the “classic” Phaeothlypis (fulvicauda and rivularis). Monotypic.

Distribution:

SC Brazil (S Mato Grosso, S & E Goiás, Brasília, S Tocantins, W Bahia, W Minas Gerais and N São Paulo).

Descriptive notes

14 cm; 15–22 g. Like most others in "Phaeothlypis group", constantly spreads and raises tail, lowering it slowly, and frequently moves it from side... read more

Voice

Song is described as beautiful, loud and tink­ling, with individual notes very pure and melodic... read more

Habitat

Riparian forest, usually with dense undergrowth, and almost always by water; to 1000 m.

Food and feeding

Probably feeds mainly, if not entirely, on invertebrates. Forages on or near ground, while hopping and walking, generally in dense... read more

Breeding

Apparently Sept–Jan. Pair generally remains on territory throughout year. Nest globular with side entrance (6·5 cm wide, 5·5 cm high... read more

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. No population estimates available. Although not currently considered at risk, its riparian habitat is rapidly... read more

Recommended citation

Curson, J. (2018). White-striped Warbler (Myiothlypis leucophrys). 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/61561 on 19 November 2018).