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Two-banded Warbler

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Subspecies argentinaePhoto by Fritz73Calilegua National Park, Jujuy, Argentina, 2003
Subspecies argentinae
Photo by Fritz73
Calilegua National Park, Jujuy, Argentina, 2003
Myiothlypis bivittatus

Includes Roraima Warbler


[edit] Identification

13·5–14 cm (5¼-5½ in)

  • Black crown
  • Orange-rufous central crown stripe
  • Yellow supercilium

[edit] Distribution

Subspecies roraimaePhoto by andyadcockHenri Pittier National Park, Venezuela, 2016
Subspecies roraimae
Photo by andyadcock
Henri Pittier National Park, Venezuela, 2016

South America: found in Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

Formerly placed in genus Basileuterus.

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • M. b. roraimae:
  • M. b. bivittatus:
  • Eastern Andes of south-eastern Peru (Cuzco) to western Bolivia
  • M. b. argentinae:
  • South-eastern Bolivia (south-western Santa Cruz) to north-western Argentina (Jujuy and Salta)

M. b. roraimae is sometimes split as Roraima Warbler[2].

[edit] Habitat

Dense understorey of humid montane forests and cloud forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Little recorded but it is thought their diet consists almost entirely of invertebrates, generally gleaned in the undergrowth.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Mar 2018)

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