Beautiful Birds of Belize Blog – Post #13
By Jim Gain
- Scientific Name: Setophaga virens
- Name in Spanish (Mexico): Chipe Dorso Verde
- ABA 4-Letter Bird Code: BTNW*
- Family: Parulidae – New World Warblers
- Order: Passeriformes – Perching Birds
About this Bird
The Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) is a small, colorful passerine bird that is commonly found in the winter in the forests of Belize. Males have a striking black throat and olive-green upperparts, while females have a yellow-green head and back, and a yellow throat. They are a migratory bird species that breed in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada and winter in Central America and the Caribbean.
In Belize, the Black-throated Green Warbler can be found in the country’s forests, particularly in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. They are often found in the understory and mid-story of the forest, flitting about in search of insects, spiders, and other small invertebrates.
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