Townsend's Warbler

Dendroica townsendi
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Description: Dark crown and ear patch bordered with yellow. Olive above, with black streaks; white below, with yellow breast, yellow streaking on sides. Throat, upper breast black.


Song: High, buzzy, “weezy-weezy-weezy-weezy-dzee,” rising in pitch but dropping off at the end.

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


Distribution: Breeding range extends from southern Alaska along the Pacific Coast to northern Washington inland from southern Yukon south to western Wyoming, central Idaho, and Cascade Mountains of central Oregon. Prefers moist, shaded coniferous forests.

Winters from west-central Washington south to southern California, Mexico, and parts of Central America.

Migrates primarily through the Pacific Coast states and intermountain West. Peak coastal movements are from mid-April to early May. Arrivals of interior breeders to northernmost areas is mid-May.

Status: No clear trends, though some indication of slight overall increase. Breeding Bird Survey

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