New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Belding's Yellowthroat (Geothlypis beldingi) - HBW 15, p. 771

French: Paruline de Belding German: Beldinggelbkehlchen Spanish: Mascarita de Belding
Other common names: Peninsular Yellowthroat

Taxonomy: Geothlypis beldingi Ridgway, 1882, San José del Cabo, Baja California, Mexico.
Forms a superspecies with G. trichas and G. rostrata, presumably also including G. flavovelata; the four have sometimes been regarded as conspecific. Variation in coloration considered clinal by some authors, who prefer to treat species as monotypic. Two subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • goldmani Oberholser, 1917 - C Baja California, in NW Mexico.
  • beldingi Ridgway, 1882 - S Baja California.

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