Virginia's Warbler

Vermivora virginiae

Description: Gray above with rufous crown patch (often not visible). Bold eye-ring, yellow rump. Undersides pale grayish with yellow breast patch and yellow undertail coverts.

Song: Series of 3-6 slurred notes. “S-weet, s-weet, s-weet, s-weet, s-weet.”

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

Distribution: Breeds along brushy slopes in the Great Basin mountain ranges and Rocky Mountain. Nests in or near coniferous forests, usually at elevations between 6,000 to 9,000 ft.

Winters in Mexico.

Arrives on breeding grounds early April to early May; reaches northernmost areas mid-May.

Status: Appears stable. Expansion in California noted since 1960s. Breeding Bird Survey

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