Oriente warbler

Oriente warbler
Oriente warbler (Teretistris fornsi) - cropped.jpg
Cayo Romano, Cuba
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Teretistridae
Genus: Teretistris
Species:
T. fornsi
Binomial name
Teretistris fornsi
Gundlach, 1858
Teretistris fornsi map.svg
Range of T. fornsi

The Oriente warbler (Teretistris fornsi) is a species of bird in the Cuban warbler family, Teretistridae, that is endemic to Cuba. Its natural habitats dry forests, lowland moist forests, montane moist forests, and xeric shrublands. As its common name implies, the Oriente warbler is found in Cuba's east; it is the sister species to its fellow Cuban endemic, the Yellow-headed warbler, found in extreme western Cuba.

This species measures 13 cm (5.1 in) long. Upperparts are uniformly medium-grey. Underparts are mostly yellow, with a light grey belly. A whitish eye ring and slightly decurved bill are distinctive traits.[2]

Feeds on insects, spiders and small lizards.[2]

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Teretistris fornsi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b Garrido, Orlando H.; Kirkconnell, Arturo (2000). Field Guide to the Birds of Cuba. Ithaca, NY: Comstock, Cornell University Press. p. 201. ISBN 978-0-8014-8631-9.

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