Red-faced Warbler

Cardellina rubrifrons

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

RFWA

Code 6

CARRUB

ITIS

Egg Color:

White with small brown spots



Number of Eggs:

3 - 4



Incubation Days:

10 - 13



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

On ground near base of a tree or in shrub.



Nest Material:

Stems, leaves, bark pieces, and conifer needles with lining of fine plant material.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Red-faced Warbler: Medium-sized warbler with gray upperparts, white nape and rump, and paler gray underparts. Forehead, throat, and breast are bright red. Crown and ear patches are black. Sexes are similar. Juvenile has brown upperparts, olive-brown throat, and lacks red.

Range and Habitat

Red-faced Warbler: Breeds at high elevations from central Arizona east to western New Mexico through the Pacific slope and adjacent interior of Mexico from Sonora to Durango. Casual in southern California, where it may breed, and central and southeastern New Mexico; also sight reports from southern Nevada and Texas. Found in montane coniferous forests.

Breeding and Nesting

Red-faced Warbler: Three or four white eggs, with small brown spots, are laid in a loosely assembled ground nest made of rootlets and grass, and sheltered by a log, rock, or patch of weeds. Incubation ranges from 10 to 13 days and is carried out by the female.

Foraging and Feeding

Red-faced Warbler: Eats mostly insects; forages in outer branches of conifers; also catches flying insects in mid-air.

Readily Eats

Sugar Water, Fruit, Nut Pieces

Vocalization

Red-faced Warbler: Song is a series of rich notes "sweet-sweet-sweet-weeta-see-see-see." Call is a loud "chup."

Similar Species

Red-faced Warbler: None in range.

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UnderpartsX

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

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
CrownX
The crown is the top part of the birds head.
NapeX
Also called the hindneck or collar, it is the back of the neck where the head joins the body.
RumpX
The area between the uppertail coverts and the back of the bird.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X