Lucy's Warbler

Vermivora luciae

Description: Gray above, whitish below. Chestnut crown patch and rump. Diffuse white eye-ring.

Song: Loud and sweet, with two or three rapid trills of different pitches.

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

Distribution: Breeds primarily along lower Colorado River, though locally to west-central California and along the Rio Grande from Big Bend National Park to eastern Texas. Nests in mesquite thickets, usually near water.

Winters in Mexico.

Spring migration uncertain, as this species is seldom seen away from its breeding and wintering grounds. Found on breeding grounds by third week of March.

Status: Has declined with loss of mesquite.
Breeding Bird Survey

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