Olive-crowned Yellowthroat (Geothlypis semiflava) - HBW 15, p. 772
French: Paruline des bambous
Spanish: Mascarita Coronioliva
Taxonomy: Geothlypis semiflava P. L. Sclater, 1860, Babahoyo, Ecuador.
Not obviously closely related to any other member of genus. In one study found to be very similar genetically to Oporornis formosus; the two are similar also in plumage, and has been suggested that they may form a link between the two genera (which are sometimes merged). Races widely separated geographically, and may be better treated as two species, with G. aequinoctialis chiriquensis apparently another close relation. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- bairdi Ridgway, 1884 - E Honduras S, mainly on Caribbean slope, to NW Panama.
- semiflava P. L. Sclater, 1860 - Pacific slope of W Colombia and W Ecuador.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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A bird in hand, in a low-size sugarcane plantation 200 meters near to a forest patch and cattle tree-pastures fields
Locality El Cerrito, Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia
Sebastian Duque 26 April 2012 1 year ago 3.2
A bird perched in a low shrub beside a pasture.
Locality Milpe, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp semiflava)
Scott Olmstead 15 July 2007 4 years ago 3
Locality Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, Arenal region, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Miriam Bauman 7 February 2011 2 years ago 2.8