The Golden-crowned Warbler is rare species seldom reported in the United States. Occasional reports from far south Texas.
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Description of the Golden-crowned Warbler
It has grey-green upperparts and bright yellow underparts. The head is grey with a black-bordered yellow crown stripe, a yellow supercilium and a black eyestripe.
Broken white eye ring.
Seasonal change in appearance
Duller, browner, and lacks the head pattern other than the eyestripe.
Lowland forest areas.
Insects and spiders.
Forages discretely while looking for insects.
Mexico to Central and South America.
The song is a slurred whistle.
- The streaked crown and location at the southern tip of Texas make this species difficult to confuse with other species.
Constructs a domed nest in a bank, often by a forest path, or under leaves on the forest floor.
Number: Usually 2-4.
Color: Whitish in color with darker markings.
Incubation and fledging:
– The young hatch at about 12 days?
– Young fledge at about 9 days, though remaining dependent on the adults for some time.