Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae (New World Warblers)  
Genus: Myioborus (4 species, 12 worldwide)

Yellow-crowned Whitestart
Yellow-crowned Whitestart (Myioborus flavivertex) ENDEMIC
Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Colombia  

Spectacled Whitestart
Spectacled Whitestart (Myioborus melanocephalus ruficoronatus)
Photograph by Steve Riall   © All Rights Reserved.

Spectacled Whitestart
Spectacled Whitestart (Myioborus melanocephalus)
Tapichalaca Reserve, Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador  
Photograph by Graham Montgomery   © All Rights Reserved.

Slate-throated Whitestart
Slate-throated Whitestart (Myioborus miniatus ballux)
La Romera, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia  

Common and widespread. Note flash of white tail when bird is foraging, often in pairs. Red-bellied in Mexico, more orange in Central America, and yellow in South America.

Golden-fronted Whitestart
Golden-fronted Whitestart (Myioborus ornatus chrysops)
Sibundoy, Colombia
  The red crown seen in southeastern part of range may indicate hybridization with the [Spectacled Whitestart].

Golden-fronted Whitestart
Golden-fronted Whitestart (Myioborus ornatus ornatus)
Chingaza National Park, Colombia
  White-faced eastern Andes race, sometimes considered a different species.

Golden-fronted Whitestart
Golden-fronted Whitestart (Myioborus ornatus chrysops)
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia
  Yellow-faced western Andean race.

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