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Colima warbler

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Passeriformes
Genus  Oreothlypis
Higher classification  Oreothlypis
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Parulidae
Scientific name  Oreothlypis crissalis
Rank  Species
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Similar  Crescent‑chested warbler, Virginia's warbler, Lucy's warbler, Painted whitestart, Grace's warbler

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The Colima warbler (Oreothlypis crissalis) is a New World warbler. It is mainly found in the Sierra Madre Occidental of central Mexico, though its range just barely extends into adjacent southwestern Texas in the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park.


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The Colima warbler is about 4.5 to 5 inches (11 to 13 cm) long. They are mainly dark gray and brownish in coloration, with a pale under-side. Their rump and the feathers below their tail are yellow. They have a white ring around their eye, and a tinge of pale color on their breasts. Males have a spot of orange on the top of their heads.

Colima warbler July 21 Searching for the Colima Warbler in Big Bend National Park

In appearance the Colima warbler is very similar to Virginia's warbler, but is larger in size, more robust, and heavier billed. Virginia's warbler has much more yellow or pale color on their breasts, which is more gray in the Colima warbler. The yellow above and below the tail is also more orange-yellow than the Colima warbler, and more greenish-yellow in Virginia's warblers.

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Life history

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Nesting is done on the ground. Forming a loose cup-shaped nest of grass, leaves, and moss the Colima warbler hides its nest among the mountain rocks. It usually lays four eggs, which are white to cream-colored and speckled with brown.


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