Gray-crowned Yellowthroat

Geothlypis poliocephala

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

GCYE

Code 6

GEOPOL

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Gray-crowned Yellowthroat has a wide-reaching range of habituated areas throughout the Americas. This bird is a member of the Parulidae family, and it typically resides in subtropical and tropical climates with moist shrubs and degraded former forests. This species is found in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and the United States. These birds are year-round residents in their habitats, and build their nests on the ground or in low vegetation. Their diets consist of seeds, nuts, berries, insects and insect larvae. The conservation rating of the Gray-crowned Yellowthroat is Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Gray-crowned Yellowthroat: Large warbler rarly seen in the U.S. Upperparts are olive-brown to olive-gray with a grayer head, distinctive black mark between bill and eyes, and broken white eye-ring. The upper mandible is black and lower mandible is pink. Underparts are yellow with gray wash on sides.


Range and Habitat

Gray-crowned Yellowthroat: It is found in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and the United States. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist shrubland and heavily degraded former forest. Prefers tall dense grasses with shrubs and low trees.

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Gray-crowned Yellowthroat SONGS AND CALLS

Gray-crowned Yellowthroat TT1

Song is a pleasant jumple of musical phrases.

Gray-crowned Yellowthroat FF1

Call is a repeated "cheet-a-loo".

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"chee dle", "chee dle", "chee dle"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Gray-crowned Yellowthroat is also known as the Meadow Warbler and the Ground Chat.
  • This bird was first described by Spencer Fullerton Baird in 1865.
  • 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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