Orange-crowned Warbler

Oreothlypis celata

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

OCWA

Code 6

ORECEL

ITIS

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ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Orange-crowned Warbler has a vast range that reaches up to 7,500,000 square kilometers. This bird can be found in the United States, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and Turks and Caicos Islands. It inhabits subtropical and tropical forests as well as shrub lands. The global population of this bird is estimated to be around 76,000,000 individual birds. It is not believed that the population trends for this species will soon approach the minimum levels that could suggest a potential decline in population. Due to this, population trends for the Orange-crowned Warbler have a present evaluation level of Least Concern.

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BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

SUMMARY

Overview

Orange-crowned Warbler: Small warbler with olive-green upperparts and faintly streaked, yellow underparts. The head has inconspicuous orange crown, broken eye-ring, and faint eye-line. Though it lives and nests in dense foliage close to the ground, the male perches at the tops of tall trees to sing.


Range and Habitat

Orange-crowned Warbler: Breeds from Alaska east to Quebec and Labrador, and south to California, Arizona, and New Mexico. Spends winters from southern U.S. into tropics. Preferred habitats include forest edges, especially in low deciduous growth, burns, clearings, and thickets; often seen in riverside willows and scrub oak chaparral during migration.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"chip-ee, chip-ee, chip-ee", "stik"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Orange-crowned Warbler is divided into four subspecies that differ in plumage color, size, and molt patterns.
  • It is likely that most, if not all of the early fall reports of Orange-crowned Warblers from the eastern United States and southeastern Canada are actually dull Tennessee Warblers.
  • The boreal-nesting form has one of the latest fall migrations of any warbler, not leaving its Canadian breeding grounds until late September or October.
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP

CERange Map for Orange-crowned Warbler

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

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BIRDS AND BIRDING

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UnderpartsX
Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.
UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
CrownX
The crown is the top part of the birds head.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X