French: Paruline verdâtre German: Orangefleck-Waldsänger Spanish: Reinita coroninaranja
#R, “Engineer Cantonment, near Council Bluffs” = Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Subspecies and Distribution
L. c. celata
(Say, 1822) – Alaska and NW & S Canada (E to Quebec); migrates to wintering area mainly in SE USA, smaller numbers S to E Mexico and Guatemala.
L. c. orestera
(Oberholser, 1905) – W Canada (SW Yukon, interior British Columbia E to SE Saskatchewan) and S in Rockies to SW USA (Arizona and New Mexico); migrates mainly to C Mexico.
L. c. lutescens
(Ridgway, 1872) – N British Columbia and S in W USA to C California; winters mainly SW USA and W Mexico.
L. c. sordida
(C. H. Townsend, 1890) – coastal S California and extreme NW Mexico (N Baja California), including offshore islands.
11·5–13 cm; 7·3–11·6 g. A rather dull parulid, with variable orange crown patch (seldom visible in the field). Male nominate race is greyish... read more
Song a variable trill, usually dropping in pitch and volume towards end. Usual call a hard, sharp... read more
Breeds in open deciduous or mixed woodlands, tall shrubby areas, riparian scrub and brushy thickets... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects and other invertebrates, e.g. spiders (Araneae), in summer; also takes some berries and fruit in winter, when sometimes... read more
Season Apr–Jul; race sordida may lay as early as late Mar. Nest a cup of grasses, bark shreds and mosses, lined with fine... read more
Race sordida is resident or a short-distance migrant; those on offshore islands often move... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally abundant in W, particularly along Pacific coast (lutescens); much less common in boreal forests and E Canada (... read more
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