Lucy's Warbler

Oreothlypis luciae

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

LUWA

Code 6

ORELUC

ITIS

Egg Color:

White with brown flecks at large end



Number of Eggs:

3 - 7



Incubation Days:

10 - 12



Egg Incubator:

Both sexes



Nest Location:

In tree holes.



Nest Material:

Lined with fur and hair.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Lucy's Warbler: Small warbler with pale gray upperparts, rust-brown crown and rump, and white underparts. Eye ring is white. Wings are plain gray. Female is smaller and lacks brown cap.

Range and Habitat

Lucy's Warbler: Breeds in southwestern U.S., mainly in Arizona and New Mexico, but also found regionally in southern Nevada, California, Utah, Colorado, and Texas. Also breeds in extreme northwestern Mexico. Spends winters in Mexico along the Pacific Coast. Inhabits shrubby and canyon areas in deserts and foothills.

Breeding and Nesting

Lucy's Warbler: Three to seven white eggs with brown flecks at large end are laid in a natural tree cavity lined with hair, fur, and fine bark chips; may use an old woodpecker hole. Incubation ranges from 10 to 12 days and is carried out by both parents.

Foraging and Feeding

Lucy's Warbler: Feeds mostly on caterpillars, beetles, and leafhoppers; forages in foliage of trees and shrubbery.

Vocalization

Lucy's Warbler: Song is a loud, sweet, and persistent "chit chit chit chit sweeta che-che-che." Call is a sharp "chink."

Similar Species

Lucy's Warbler: Virginia's and Orange-crowned warblers have yellow undertail coverts. Bell's Vireo is larger, has a heavier bill, and lacks rust-brown uppertail coverts.

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UnderpartsX

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

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
CapX
The area on top of the head of the bird.
CrownX
The crown is the top part of the birds head.
Eye ringX
The circle around the eye formed of feathers that are a different color from the rest of the face.
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