Photo: Arthur Morris/Vireo

Gray-crowned Yellowthroat

Geothlypis poliocephala

In far southern Texas, this warbler was once a regular resident; today it is only a very rare straggler there. Although its behavior is somewhat like that of the Common Yellowthroat, it is less of a marsh bird, often living in rank weedy or brushy fields.
Family Wood Warblers
In far southern Texas, this warbler was once a regular resident; today it is only a very rare straggler there. Although its behavior is somewhat like that of the Common Yellowthroat, it is less of a marsh bird, often living in rank weedy or brushy fields.
Photo Gallery
  • adult male
  • adult female
  • adult male



Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds

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Songs and Calls
Songs include a garbled warble similar to a Passerina bunting and a cascade of sweet notes similar to Canyon Wren. Call a sweet, nasal cheedleet.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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