Tepui Whitestart (Myioborus castaneocapilla) - HBW 15, p. 781
French: Paruline des tépuis
Spanish: Candelita de Tepuí
Other common names: Tepui Redstart
Taxonomy: Setophaga castaneocapilla Cabanis, 1848, Roraima, 7000 feet [c. 2130 m], Venezuela.
Forms a superspecies with M. cardonai and M. albifacies, and M. pariae presumably also part of same group. Formerly considered conspecific with M. brunniceps, but the two differ in their songs and are widely separated geographically; treatment as separate species supported by recent phylogenetic study, which suggested that close plumage similarities between the two may be due to retention of ancestral traits, rather than to genetic similarity. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- castaneocapilla ( Cabanis, 1848) - tepuis in SE Venezuela (Gran Sabana region of Bolívar) and in adjacent parts of Guyana and N Brazil.
- duidae Chapman, 1929 - Cerro Jáua (in S Bolívar) and Cerros Parú, Huachamacari and Duida (in C Amazonas), in S Venezuela.
- maguirei Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1961 - Cerro de la Neblina, in extreme S Amazonas (S Venezuela).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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Locality Brazil (ssp castaneocapilla)
MARCELO CAMACHO 21 January 2013 2 years ago 4.4
Locality Mount Ayanganna, Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region, Guyana
Jacob R Saucier 16 March 2014 27 weeks ago 4
Dorsal view of a perched bird in the rain.
Locality Sierra de Lema, Canaima National Park, Bolívar State, Venezuela (ssp castaneocapilla)
philgunson 23 October 2008 6 years ago 2.7
With Coraya Wren Locality Sierra de Lema, Canaima National Park, Bolívar State, Venezuela
Joe Klaiber 10 February 2014 20 weeks ago 4.5
call Locality Sierra de Lema, Canaima National Park, Bolívar State, Venezuela
Joe Klaiber 12 February 2015 20 weeks ago 4.5
calls Locality Sierra de Lema, Canaima National Park, Bolívar State, Venezuela
Joe Klaiber 20 weeks ago 4.5