New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Citrine Warbler (Basileuterus luteoviridis) - HBW 15, p. 788

French: Paruline citrine German: Bonapartewaldsänger Spanish: Reinita Citrina

Taxonomy: Trichas luteoviridis Bonaparte, 1845, Santa Fé de Bogotá, Colombia.
Closely related to B. signatus and B. nigrocristatus. Race eophrys formerly considered a race of latter species, but closer in morphology to present species and linked to nominate race by intermediate striaticeps. Race richardsoni sometimes treated as a separate species, but linked to nominate by intermediate race quindianus. A specimen from Colombia (at 3400 m) may represent an additional, undescribed, race, apparently resembling nominate race, but may be an undescribed race of B. signatus. Five subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • richardsoni Chapman, 1912 - Pacific slope of W Andes of Colombia.
  • quindianus Meyer de Schauensee, 1946 - C Andes of Colombia.
  • luteoviridis ( Bonaparte, 1845) - E Andes from SW Venezuela (Mérida) S to Ecuador.

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  • richardsoni Chapman, 1912 - Pacific slope of W Andes of Colombia.
  • quindianus Meyer de Schauensee, 1946 - C Andes of Colombia.
  • luteoviridis ( Bonaparte, 1845) - E Andes from SW Venezuela (Mérida) S to Ecuador.
  • striaticeps ( Cabanis, 1873) - Andes of N & C Peru.
  • euophrys P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1876 - Andes from S Peru S to C Bolivia.
  • Least Concern
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