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Rufous-capped Warbler

Common Name Rufous-capped Warbler

Scientific Name Basileuterus rufifrons

Species Birds

Family/Group Wood Warblers



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Crown and ear-coverts bright rufous-chestnut with intervening long white superciliary; otherwise olive above; bright yellow below.

Habits and Behavior

Usually found in thickets not far above ground. Often cocks tail in a perky manner. Its song is a fast, dry chit-cha-chup-cha-chu weep, sometimes ending with a chee-weecha, in pattern reminiscent of a Canada Warbler but in quality rather more like a Chestnut-sided or Yellow.

Further Reading

Nicaragua Animal Guide