The small, distinctive, Central American warbler suggests a Northern Parula, but has a bold white supercilium that is narrow at the front and widens behind the eye. Adult male: Gray-blue head with darker gray lores and white arc below the eye. Bright leafy-green back contrasts noticeably with the head and the unmarked gray wings. Bright yellow throat and breast are marked by a rich chestnut, crescent-shaped partial breastband across the upper breast. Belly and undertail coverts are unmarked white. Adult female: Similar to male, except paler overall with reduced breast band. Juvenile: Similar to adult female, but breast band lacking or very reduced. In all ages, shows a thin, pointed, bill that is dark above and yellow or yellow-orange on the lower mandible.
Length: 11 (cm) Wingspan: 16 (cm)
Montane oak-pine woodlands.
Forages by actively gleaning food from foliage, often hanging upside down.
Diet consists of insects and spiders.
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