Pink-headed Warbler Cardellina versicolor

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Parulidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Ruth Partida-Lara, Paula L. Enríquez, and José Raúl Vázquez-Pérez


Conservation Status

Pink-headed Warbler is decreasing and has recently been listed in peril of extinction in Mexico (SEMARNAT 2010), and globally is rated as Vulnerable by (BirdLife International (2011). Pink-headed Warbler has a restricted geographic distribution, there is only limited ecological information for this species, and there are high levels of deforestation within its range. However, more information is needed to establish and propose strategies for their conservation. The estimated area of distribution is 17 100 km2 with an estimated total of 20,000 to 49,999 adult individuals (BirdLife International 2011).

Effects of human activity on populations

Pink-headed Warbler is vulnerable to ongoing habitat destruction and degradation, and forest fragmentation (Wilson and Will 1997, BirdLife International 2011).

Recommended Citation

Partida-Lara, R., P. L. Enríquez, and J. R. Vázquez-Pérez (2012). Pink-headed Warbler (Cardellina versicolor), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.