Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata

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Adult

Small warbler with a thin, pointy bill. Generally yellow-olive overall with a faint eyeline. Birds in the West are brighter than birds in the East, but the undertail coverts are always yellow.

Immature

Immature birds often grayer than adults. Head color varies regionally from gray in the East to yellow-green in the West, but they all have yellow undertail coverts (not visible in this photo). Note broken eyering and faint eyeline.

Adult

Western birds are brighter yellow-green with faint blurry streaking on the breast. Note thin, pointy bill and yellow undertail coverts.

Adult

Generally yellow-olive overall, but head color varies regionally from gray in the East to yellow-green in the West. Note broken eyering bisected by a faint eyeline.

Adult

Adults have an orangish crown patch that is usually concealed and difficult to see.

Adult

Gray-headed subspecies has a grayer head, but note faint eyeline, thin, pointy bill, and yellow undertail coverts.

Immature

Dull yellow-olive overall with a thin, pointy bill. Head color varies regionally from gray in the East to yellow-green in the West, but they all have yellow undertail coverts.

Adult

Populations on the Channel Islands and nearby mainland tend to have streaky breasts and undertail coverts. Note thin, pointy bill.

Habitat

Often found foraging in dense shrubbery and low trees. Note thin, pointy bill and yellow undertail coverts.

Recommended Citation

Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/orcwar