Golden-winged Warbler

Vermivora chrysoptera

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

GWWA

Code 6

VERCHR

ITIS

Egg Color:

Creamy white with brown splotches and spots



Number of Eggs:

4 - 7



Incubation Days:

10



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

On ground near base of a tree or in shrub.



Nest Material:

Bark pieces and grass, lined with hair and a few bark chips.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Golden-winged Warbler: Small warbler with gray upperparts and white underparts. Face is white with black mask and throat, and head has a yellow crown. Wings are gray with large yellow patches. Female is duller. Hybridizes with Blue-winged Warbler.

Range and Habitat

Golden-winged Warbler: Breeds from southern Manitoba, across the Great Lakes region, and from New Hampshire south to New Jersey and Iowa, and along the Appalachian Mountains into Georgia. Spends winters from southern Mexico to northern South America. Preferred habitats include abandoned fields and pastures grown to saplings.

Breeding and Nesting

Golden-winged Warbler: Four to seven creamy white eggs with brown splotches and spots are laid in a cup of dead leaves and fibers set on or near the ground in thick vegetation. Eggs are incubated for approximately 10 days by the female.

Foraging and Feeding

Golden-winged Warbler: Feeds on insects, especially caterpillars and pupae. Gleans leaves and twigs, concentrating on dead leaf clusters; acrobatic forager, often hanging upside-down like a chickadee.

Vocalization

Golden-winged Warbler: Song is a wheezy "beee-bzz-bzz" with the first syllable higher in pitch.

Similar Species

Golden-winged Warbler: None in range.

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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.
FaceX
The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X