One of three endemic warbler species in the Santa Martas, we spotted this bird in a burnt patch of forest on San Lorenzo ridge.
Unfortunately, the reserve and neighboring national park lost about 100 acres of forest in a fire not long before we arrived, possibly by arson.
Muy abundantes en esta area, el pavito, realizando su desplante
Especie observada en Bosque de Pino-Encino.
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The whitestarts are New World warblers in the genus Myioborus. The English name refers to the white outer tail feathers which are a prominent feature of the members of this genus (“start” is an archaic word for “tail”). Confusingly, they are sometimes named as “redstarts”, and the use of these less accurate names is still widespread in Central and North America, while whitestart has gained wider use in South America and is the name recommended by...