Golden-crowned Warbler

Basileuterus culicivorus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

GCRW

Code 6

BASCUL

ITIS

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ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Golden-crowned Warbler is a small species of bird located throughout the Americas. Its preferred breeding grounds are found in Mexico, Central America, northeastern Argentina, Uruguay and Trinidad. This species lives in areas of lowland forests, and nests in banks or under leaves on the ground. They are permanent residents, as their homelands are located in warmer climate regions. The Golden-crowned Warbler dines on insects and spiders found by foraging through the forest floor. Due to maintained and increasing populations, the current conservation rating of the Golden-crowned Warbler is Least Concern.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Golden-Crowned Warbler: Medium-sized, tropical warbler with olive-gray upperparts and bold yellow underparts. Midcrown has yellow stripe with black borders. Face is olive-gray with a pale arc below eye. Upper mandible is gray, while lower mandible is pink. The legs and feet are pink.


Range and Habitat

Golden-crowned Warbler: Breeds from northern Mexico and south through Central America to northeastern Argentina and Uruguay, and on Trinidad. Also occurs in southern Texas. They occupy a broad swath of mid-to-low elevation humid and semi-humid forested areas including low scrub, lowland forests, low scrub and riparian thickets.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"wee-wee-wee-seee", "chew-che-chew-weee"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Golden-Crowned Warbler will feign injury to distract potential nest predators.
  • It has 13 geographical races, which fall into three groups. A Central American culicivorus group, a southwestern cabanisi group, and the aureocapillus group of the southeast. These three groups are sometimes considered to be different species.
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP

CERange Map for Golden-crowned Warbler

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

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Samira Belous

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UnderpartsX
Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.
UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
FaceX
The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
Lower mandibleX
The lower part of the bill.
Upper mandibleX
The upper part of the bill.
RiparianX
Relating to or living or located on the bank of a natural watercourse (as a river) or sometimes of a lake or a tidewater. 
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X