Bird of the Month - September 2006

Reinita del Bosque Enano (Dendroica angelae)

Name in English: Elfin-woods Warbler

The Elfin-woods Warbler is a rare endemic bird species only found in upland forests in Puerto Rico.  It is globally threatened, listed as an endangered species candidate by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and considered vulnerable by the Puerto Rican Department of Natural and Environmental Resources and BirdLife International.







Bird of the Month - August 2006 - Red-billed Streamertail

Bird of the Month - July 2006 - Cahow or Bermuda Petrel

Bird of the Month - June 2006 - West Indian Whistling-Duck

Interesting Facts


Where to find more information?  

Anadón-Irizarry, V. 2006. Distribution, Habitat Occupancy and Population Density of the Elfin-Woods Warbler (Dendroica angelae) in Puerto Rico. M.S. Thesis, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, 64 pp. Download thesis (PDF, 1.9 MB) See list of references, pages 37-39.

BirdLife International (2006) Species factsheet: Dendroica angelae

Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc.  (2006).  Información sobre las aves endémicas de Puerto Rico: Reinita del Bosque Enano.

Elfin-woods Warbler Bird of the Month contributed by Veronica Anadón, Carlos A. Delannoy, Ph.D., and Adrianne G. Tossas, Ph.D

Cameron and Angela Kepler discovered the species in 1968 while conducting research on the Puerto Rican Tody (Todus mexicanus) and the Puerto Rican Parrot (Amazona vittata) in the Caribbean National Forest in eastern Puerto Rico. It was the first new species to be described from the West Indies since 1927, and the first in Puerto Rico in the Twentieth Century.

Range and Habitat Needs

Conservation Measures