Crescent-chested Warbler

Oreothlypis superciliosa

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

CCWA

Code 6

ORESUP

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Crescent-chested Warbler has a large range, estimated globally at 400,000 square kilometers. It is native to Mexico, United States, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador and prefers moist subtropical and tropical forest ecosystems. The global population of this bird is not exactly known, but because the population is described as frequent it does not appear to meet population decline criteria that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. The current evaluation status of the Crescent-chested Warbler is Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Crescent-chested Warbler: Small warbler, gray to blue-gray head, wings, tail. Yellow-green back, breast, throat are yellow with a rufous-brown spot or crescent on upper breast; belly and sides are white to gray. Head has white eyebrows that widen towards nape and partial lower eye-ring.


Range and Habitat

Crescent-chested Warbler: Resident of montane oak-pine and mixed softwood forests of Mexico to Central America. Seasonal migration to lower elevations within mountain ranges has been documented. Very few records in the United States from southeastern Arizona and in the lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas.

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Crescent-chested Warbler SONGS AND CALLS

Crescent-chested Warbler C1

Call is a short "sik".

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t", "sik"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Crescent-chested Warbler jumps from twigs and foliage, picking food from the underside of leaves, and hanging beneath leaves in a fashion similar to chickadees to check surfaces for prey.
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

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