Rufous-capped Warbler

Basileuterus rufifrons

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

RCWA

Code 6

BASRUF

ITIS

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ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Rufous-capped Warbler has a large range, estimated globally at 640,000 square kilometers. Native to Central America, Colombia, the United States, and Mexico, this bird prefers subtropical or tropical forest, grassland, or shrubland ecosystems. The global population of this bird is estimated to be 500,000 to 5,000,000 individuals and does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Rufous-capped Warbler is Least Concern.

IBIRD EXPLORER GENERAL

PHOTO SHARING AND DISCUSSION

BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

SUMMARY

Overview

Rufous-capped Warbler: Small warbler with olive-green upperparts, bright yellow throat and upper breast, and white belly. Head has rufous crown and cheek patch, and white eyebrow. Bill is black and the tail is long and olive-gray. It likes to hide in dense undergrowth.


Range and Habitat

Rufous-capped Warbler: Found in parts of Central and South America such as Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Found as far north into the United States as Arizona and Texas, but the majority of these birds live further south. Prefer tropical venues or brushy habitats. They make their homes in regions with foothills and the lowermost parts of mountains.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"chip-chip-chip", "tik"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Rufous-capped Warbler and the closely related Chestnut-capped Warbler were formerly considered part of the same species.
  • They specialize in disturbed areas such as clearings and wood edges and usually are found in lower mountains and foothills.
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP

CERange Map for Rufous-capped Warbler

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Samira Belous

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BACKYARD BIRDING

BIRDS AND BIRDING

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UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
BellyX
The ventral part of the bird, or the area between the flanks on each side and the crissum and breast. Flight muscles are located between the belly and the breast.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
CrownX
The crown is the top part of the birds head.
EyebrowX
Also called the supercilicum or superciliary it is the arch of feathers over each eye.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X