|Rufous-capped Warbler Basileuterus rufifrons
(aka Chestnut-capped Warbler Basileuterus delatrii) Colombian name: Arañero Cabecirrufo
|Colombia and Honduras
The Rufous-capped Warbler is distributed from Mexico through Central America to northern Colombia. See the distribution map at NatureServe.
|In the past, the yellow-bellied group of sub-species distributed from Guatemala
southwards has been treated as a full species by some authorities and called Chestnut-capped Warbler B. delatrii.
It is found in the undergrowth of woodland and secondary growth.
It has a distinctive rufous chestnut crown and ear-coverts separated by a long white eye stripe. In Colombia the sub-species is B. r. mesochrysus which belongs to the delattrii group in which the underparts are all yellow.
|The bird in photos 2 and 3 was recorded by Jeremy Minns.
|The bird in photo 4 was photographed in Honduras and is of the sub-species B. r. delattrii. Note that, compared to the Colombian birds it has no grey on the collar.|
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