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Plumbeous Warbler - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Jonathan Farmer
Location: Dominica
Setophaga plumbea

Dendroica plumbea


12 cm (4.75 inches). The upperparts are medium to dark grey, it has 2 white wing bars, a white eye-brow, dark stripe through the eye, white semi-circle below the eye and below this a light grey cheek. Underparts are pale grey with white at the centre of the breast.


Found only in Dominica and the Guadeloupe archipelago.


Plumbeous Warbler is considered monotypic.
Formerly placed in genus Dendroica.


Found most numerous in wet forests and swamps at all elevations, but occationally also in dry forests.


Gleans insects in low to mid levels of bushes, vines, and trees but can also eat berries. The bird has been reported to habitually flick its tail.


Recording by NJLarsen in Dominica, October 2009.


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Raffaele et al. 1998. Birds of the West Indies. Christopher Helm, London. ISBN 0713649054

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