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, and later surveys have indicated that the species was not significantly affected by the hurricane.[2][3] However, it is still threatened by unplanned housing development, garbage dumping, and poor land-use practices.[3]

Barbuda warbler
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae
Genus: Setophaga
S. subita
Binomial name
Setophaga subita
(Riley, 1904)
  • Setophaga adelaidae subita
  • Dendroica adelaidae subita
  • Dendroica subita

Description edit

The Barbuda warbler is 12–13.5 cm long and weighs 5-8 grams. It is yellow below with gray upperparts, and a gray eyering.

References edit

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2020). "Setophaga subita". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T22729426A180385702. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T22729426A180385702.en. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Good News! Conservationists Excited to Find Surviving Barbuda Warblers on Devastated Island". BirdsCaribbean. 2017-09-27. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
  3. ^ a b International), BirdLife International (BirdLife (2020-07-29). "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Setophaga subita". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  • Raffaele, Herbert; James Wiley, Orlando Garrido, Allan Keith & Janis Raffaele (2003) Birds of the West Indies, Christopher Helm, London.