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Golden crowned warbler

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Passeriformes
Genus  Basileuterus
Higher classification  Basileuterus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Parulidae
Scientific name  Basileuterus culicivorus
Rank  Species
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Conservation status  Least Concern (Population decreasing)
Similar  Basileuterus, Bird, New World warbler, Tropical parula, Rufous‑capped warbler

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The golden-crowned warbler (Basileuterus culicivorus) is a small New World warbler.


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Distribution and habitat

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It breeds from Mexico and south through Central America to northeastern Argentina and Uruguay, and on Trinidad. It is mainly a species of lowland forests.


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The golden-crowned warbler is 12.7 cm (5.0 in) long and weighs 10 g (0.35 oz). It has grey-green upperparts and bright yellow underparts. The head is grey with a black-bordered yellow crown stripe, a yellow or white supercilium and a black eyestripe. Sexes are similar, but the immature golden-crowned warbler is duller, browner and lacks the head pattern other than the eyestripe.


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Golden-crowned warbler has 13 geographical races, which fall into three groups. The Central American culicivorus group (known as the stripe-crowned warbler) is essentially as described above, the southwestern cabanisi group (known as Cabanis's warbler) has grey upperparts and a white supercilium, and the aureocapillus group (known as the golden-crowned warbler) of the southeast, which has a white supercilium and orange-rufous crown stripe. The three groups are sometimes considered to be different species.


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These birds feed on insects and spiders. The song is a high thin pit-seet-seet-seet-seet, and the call is a sharp tsip. It lays two to four rufous-spotted white eggs in a domed nest in a bank, often by a forest path, or under leaves on the forest floor. Parent birds will feign injury to distract potential nest predators.

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Golden-crowned warbler Wikipedia