Mrs. Moreau's Warbler Scepomycter winifredae Scientific name definitions

Flemming P. Jensen
Version: 2.1 — Published March 3, 2023

Diet and Foraging


Diet and foraging behavior are poorly known. Forages restlessly in dense undergrowth, likely consuming mainly insects and other small invertebrates gleaned from low undergrowth.


Microhabitat for Foraging

Information needed. Forages primarily in dense undergrowth of herbs, shrubs, and vines; may also descend to the ground to forage in leaflitter (3).

Food Capture and Consumption

Information needed. Believed to obtain prey mainly by gleaning arthropods from leaves and branches of herbs, shrubs, and vines in the forest undergrowth; may also obtain prey from leaflitter and debris on the ground (3).


Major Food Items

The stomachs of 6 specimens examined contained mainly insects, including weevils and other beetles (Coleoptera) and earwigs (Dermaptera), larvae and pupae of butterflies, but also spider fragments (3).

Quantitative Analysis

Information needed.

Food Selection and Storage

Information needed.

Nutrition and Energetics

Information needed.

Metabolism and Temperature Regulation

Information needed.

Drinking, Pellet-Casting, and Defecation

Information needed.

Recommended Citation

Jensen, F. P. (2023). Mrs. Moreau's Warbler (Scepomycter winifredae), version 2.1. In Birds of the World (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.mrmwar1.02.1