Bird GuideWood WarblersGray-crowned Yellowthroat
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat
Geothlypis poliocephala

At a Glance

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.
Perching Birds
Low Concern
Shrublands, Savannas, and Thickets

Range & Identification


5 1/2" (14 cm). Slightly larger than Common Yellowthroat. Mostly olive above with gray crown, black lores, narrow broken white eye-ring. Yellow below, brightest on throat and undertail coverts. Female is a little duller than male.
About the size of a Robin
Tail Shape
Rounded, Square-tipped

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.

Climate Vulnerability

Conservation Status