Red-faced Warbler

Cardellina rubrifrons
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Description: Distinctive red-black-and-white head pattern. Gray upperparts, white undersides and white rump.

Song: Variable series of thin notes, emphatic at the end. “Wi tsi-wi tsi-wi si-wi-si-wichu.”

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

Distribution: Breeds in mountains of Arizona and southeastern New Mexico south into western Mexico. Common in thick fur/spruce woods mixed with oaks, at elevations of 6,000 to 6,600 ft.

Winters from Mexican highlands through Central America.

Though rarely migrates, occasionally seen in foothills below breeding areas.

Status: Appears stable though may face logging threats. Evidence of expansion of breeding range during the 20th century.

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