Fan-tailed Warbler

Basileuterus lachrymosus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

FTWA

Code 6

BASLAC

ITIS

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ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Fan-tailed Warbler is evaluated as a Least Concern due to its population and range size. The range of the Fan-tailed Warbler is about 350,000 square kilometers. The population of this bird has not been quantified at this time. Even so, this bird is considered to be frequent within its native range. The Fan-tailed Warbler is native to North America and Central America. Due to the fact that it has a large range and is frequently seen in its native range, there is no reason to think that the population of the Fan-tailed Warbler is in danger.

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BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

SUMMARY

Overview

Fan-tailed Warbler: Small, secretive warbler, dark gray upperparts, red-brown underparts, white-tipped tail. Head has yellow throat and small crown patch, white eye crescents. Walks on the ground rather than hop. Undertail coverts are white. Short, weak flight on rapidly beating wings.


Range and Habitat

Fan-tailed Warbler: Found from Mexico through Central America to Argentina. In Mexico, it is in the Pacific slope, from Sonora to Chiapas; in the Gulf slope from Tamaulipas to Veracruz, and also north of Oaxaca. Vagrant records exist for Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Habitats include dry or low rocky stream bottoms, the edges of evergreen and semi deciduous forest, especially near ravines.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"suwee-suwee-suwee, chu", "schree"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Fan-tailed Warbler is sometimes placed in the genus Basileuterus, since its nest, eggs, voice, and juvenile plumage are similar. However, no Basileuterus warbler has a tail or a tawny breast like the Fan-tailed's, so it is generally kept in the monotypic genus Euthlypis.
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP

CERange Map for Fan-tailed Warbler

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Samira Belous

HELP ME IDENTIFY A BIRD

BACKYARD BIRDING

BIRDS AND BIRDING

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

Undertail covertsX
Small feathers that cover the areas where the retrices (tail feathers) attach to the rump.
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