Golden-winged Warbler

Vermivora chrysoptera
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Description: Grayish above and white below. Males have a bright yellow crown and wing patch, which is less prominent in females. Golden-winged Warblers have a characteristic black or gray throat patch and auriculars.

Song: Song is a wheezy "beee-bzz-bzz," the first syllable higher in pitch. Similar to Blue-winged song but with second syllable repeated.

Produced by: Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

Distribution: Breeds from southern Manitoba east to New Hampshire, and south through the Appalachian Mountains to northern Georgia. Preferred breeding areas are early succesional habitats.

Winters from southern Mexico to northern South America.

Trans-Gulf of Mexico migrant arriving in the Gulf states in early April. Reaches breeding grounds during the first third of May.

Status: The Golden-winged Warbler is undergoing serious declines throughout its entire breeding range. This decline is due primarily to loss of breeding habitat. Breeding Bird Survey

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