White-bellied warbler

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White-bellied warbler
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White-bellied warbler at Extrema, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae
Genus: Basileuterus
Species: B. culicivorus
Trinomial name
Basileuterus culicivorus hypoleucus
Bonaparte, 1850

Basileuterus hypoleucus

The white-bellied warbler (Basileuterus culicivorus hypoleucus) is a bird in the Parulidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay. It resembles the closely related golden-crowned warbler (the two sometimes hybridize), but its underparts are entirely whitish instead of yellow. Recently, the South American Classification committee of the AOU reclassified the white-bellied warbler as a subspecies of the golden-crowned warbler based on studies by Lovette et al. and Vilaca and Santos.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


  • Lovette, I. J. et al. 2010. A comprehensive multilocus phylogeny for the wood-warblers and a revised classification of the Parulidae (Aves). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57: 753-770.
  • Vilaca, S. T., and F. R. Santos. 2010. Biogeographic history of the species complex Basileuterus culicivorus (Aves, Parulidae). Molecular Phylogenetics Evolution 57: 585-597.
  • BirdLife International 2004. Basileuterus hypoleucus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 25 July 2007.