Colima Warbler

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Oreothlypis crissalis

Colima Warbler

The Colima Warbler is very similar to Virginia's Warbler, but is larger in size, more robust, and heavier billed. Virginia's warbler has much more yellow or pale color on their breasts, which is grayer in the Colima Warbler. The yellow above and below the tail is also more orange- yellow than the Colima Warbler, and more greenish-yellow in Virginia's Warblers.

It is about 4.5 5 inches long.

They are mainly dark gray and brownish in coloration, with a pale underside. Their rump and the feathers below their tail are yellow.

They have a white ring around their eye and a tinge of pale color on their breasts.

Males have a spot of orange on the top of their heads.

Song is a harsh babbling trill, typically rising in pitch toward the end then dropping to a final lower note.

Feeds mostly on insects and spiders. 

Found in mixed forests (typically mixed oak and pine), typically with scattered open grassy patches.

It is typically found at moderate to high elevations in habitat that is often difficult to get to.

Short-distance migrant, summering in northern Mexico and extreme southern Texas, wintering in southwestern Mexico.

Nest is a loose cup-shaped nest of grass, leaves, and moss. It is placed on the ground, typically hidden among rocks on tallus or other rocky slope or under a clump of vegetation.

The female usually lays 4 white to cream- colored eggs, speckled with brown.



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