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Range DescriptionGeothlypis flavovelata is resident in central Tamaulipas, extreme east San Luis Potosí and north Veracruz, north-east Mexico1. It is fairly common to common but is now somewhat localised4,5. The total population is presumed to be small owing to the patchy distribution and limited extent of its preferred freshwater marsh habitat. The largest known populations are at Presa Vicente Guerrero/Laguna Champayán in Tamaulipas, north-east of El Naranjo in San Luis Potosí, inland from Tecolutla in Veracruz and it has been recently found near Aldama in Tamaulipas1,3,5,6. It formerly occurred in the Laguna de Tamiahua area and in the vicinity of Tamuín and Ebano, San Luis Potosí, but has not been recorded from these localities recently3.