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Yellow-Headed Warbler (Teretistris fernandinae)

Yellow-Headed Warbler Scientific name: Teretistris fernandinae
Common name (english): Yellow-Headed Warbler
Common name (spanish): Chillina

The Yellow-Headed Warbler, endemic to Cuba, can be found only on the Western third of the Island and also on Isla de la Juventud. It nests in forest from sea-level to mountains.

The Chillina, as they call it in Cuba, is a small bird (10-14cm), with a yellow head, black eye and slightly decurved bill. The above of the body, wings and tail are plain grey. The below is white.

This Warbler, sister-species of the Oriente Warbler (Teretistris fornsi) which is distributed more largely over the island, forages in flocks in trees and ground. Its diet includes insects, spiders and small lizards.

 
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