Photo: Doug Wechsler/Vireo

Golden-crowned Warbler

Basileuterus culicivorus

In the tropics, this warbler inhabits a variety of wooded areas, from fairly dry lowland woods to humid cloud forest in the mountains. Within our area it is known only as a rare stray into southern Texas, mostly in winter. The golden color on its crown is often inconspicuous, but the bird may draw attention by its insect-like ticking callnotes.
Family Wood Warblers
In the tropics, this warbler inhabits a variety of wooded areas, from fairly dry lowland woods to humid cloud forest in the mountains. Within our area it is known only as a rare stray into southern Texas, mostly in winter. The golden color on its crown is often inconspicuous, but the bird may draw attention by its insect-like ticking callnotes.
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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
Song a set of distinct, rich wee and chew whistles, simple but varied, with upslurred ending. Call recalls a wren or Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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