Orange-crowned Warbler

Vermivora celata
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Description: Nondescript. Olive gray (eastern race) to olive yellow (western races) with faint streaks on breast. Split eye-ring. Yellow undertail coverts.

Song: A rapid trill that typically slows near the end.

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

Distribution: Breeds in brushy deciduous areas across boreal Alaska and Canada, and south through the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Coast states.

Winters in southern United States south through Mexico to Guatemala.

An early migrant, winter birds of the eastern race (celata) depart the Gulf states in mid- to late March. The bulk of the spring migration is through the Great Plains and Midwest. Birds arrive at their breeding grounds mid- to late May. Western races arrive at their breeding grounds (Rockies north to southern Alaska) by late April.

Status: Most abundant from British Columbia south through the Pacific Coast States, less so in the Rocky Mountains and eastern boreal regions. Breeding Bird Survey

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