French: Chillina de Fernandina German: Gelbkopf-Kubasänger Spanish: Reinita chillina
Other common names: Yellow-headed Teretistris
Forms a closely related species pair with T. fornsi. Monotypic.
W Cuba, I of Pines and Cayo Cantiles.
13 cm; 6–18·5 g. Has yellow hood (tinged olive on crown and nape), contrasting grey upperparts and greyish-white underparts; yellow eyering; iris dark; bill... read more
Song a series of buzzy grating notes interspersed with sweeter, more musical notes. Usual call a... read more
All types of forest with relatively undisturbed understorey, also scrubby thickets in semi-arid... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects and other invertebrates; apparently also takes small lizards. Forages at low to mid-levels, mostly in understorey, also on... read more
Season Mar–Jul, egg-laying Apr–May. Nest a cup of grasses, rootlets and other plant fibres, placed low or fairly low in bush,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Cuba EBA. Common to very common within its limited range. No population estimates available.
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