French: Paruline à dos noir German: Goldwangen-Waldsänger Spanish: Reinita caridorada
Dendrœca [sic] chrysoparia
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
C Texas (mainly Edwards Plateau and the Balcones Escarpment), in S USA. Migrates to S Mexico (Chiapas), Guatemala, Honduras and NW Nicaragua; recent records from Costa Rica#R and Panama#R.
12–14 cm; 7–14·7 g. Male has sides of head yellow, broken by narrow black eyestripe and surrounded by black crown, neck and throat; upperparts also black;... read more
Two song types. Type 1 song a series of 4–5 buzzy lisping notes, second one lowest in pitch,... read more
Breeding habitat very specialized, consisting of open, scrubby mixed woodland dominated by oaks (... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds almost entirely on insects and other arthropods, especially caterpillars in breeding season, at least. Forages by gleaning and... read more
Season Apr–Jul, egg-laying Apr–Jun. Nest a large cup made from strips of Ashe juniper bark mixed with spider webs, grasses and... read more
Medium-distance migrant, moving between breeding and wintering grounds principally along E slope of... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted range species: present in Edwards Plateau Secondary Area. Winter quarters mainly in North Central American Highlands EBA. Uncommon. Decreasing both in... read more
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