Three-striped warbler

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Three-striped warbler
Three-striped Warbler - Chiví Tres Rayas (Basileuterus tristriatus bessereri) (14259290176).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae
Genus: Basileuterus
B. tristriatus
Binomial name
Basileuterus tristriatus
(Tschudi, 1844)

The three-striped warbler (Basileuterus tristriatus) is a species of bird in the family Parulidae. It was previously considered conspecific with the Tacarcuna warbler and the black-eared warbler.


The three-striped warbler measures 13 cm (5.1 in) in length. It is mostly olive-brown with a buffy belly and underparts. It has distinct black and white striping on the head and a dark cheek. Male and female three-striped warblers have similar plumages.

Their song is a rapid series of squeaky chirps.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest. The three-striped warbler typically forages on the ground, especially near riparian areas.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Basileuterus tristriatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.