Barbuda warbler

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Barbuda warbler
Barbuda Warbler.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae
Genus: Setophaga
Species: S. subita
Binomial name
Setophaga subita
(Riley, 1904)
Synonyms
  • Setophaga adelaidae subita
  • Dendroica adelaidae subita
  • Dendroica subita

The Barbuda warbler (Setophaga subita) is a species of bird in the family Parulidae. It is endemic to the island of Barbuda in Antigua and Barbuda. Its natural habitat is tropical dry shrubland near wetland areas. It is threatened by habitat loss. It once was considered a subspecies of the Adelaide's warbler. In September 2017, the warbler's habitat was massively damaged by Hurricane Irma. Despite this, the species was found to have survived the storm and its aftermath, though the true state of the population remains to be seen.[2]

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Dendroica subita". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Good News! Conservationists Excited to Find Surviving Barbuda Warblers on Devastated Island". BirdsCaribbean. 2017-09-27. Retrieved 2017-09-29. 
  • Raffaele, Herbert; James Wiley, Orlando Garrido, Allan Keith & Janis Raffaele (2003) Birds of the West Indies, Christopher Helm, London.


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