New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Yellow-crowned Whitestart (Myioborus flavivertex) - HBW 15, p. 786

French: Paruline à cimier jaune German: Salvinwaldsänger Spanish: Candelita Coronigualda
Other common names: Yellow-crowned/Paragua Redstart, Santa Marta Whitestart/Redstart.

Taxonomy: Setophaga flavivertex Salvin, 1887, neighbourhood of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia.
Geographically isolated and phenotypically quite distinct. Often regarded as closest to the clade formed by M. melanocephalus, M. ornatus and M. albifrons; this, however, not supported by recent phylogenetic study, which suggests that it may be closer to the M. castaneocapilla superspecies. Monotypic.

Distribution: Santa Marta Mts, in N Colombia.