orangecrowned warbler (Vermivora celata)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 4.25 inches
Small, active, insect-eating bird
Thin, very pointed bill
Indistinct yellow supercilium
Indistinct broken eye ring
Grayish to olive head, back and wings
No wing bars
Yellow to dull yellow/olive underparts with blurry, indistinct streaks on breast
Yellow undertail coverts
Orange crown patch rarely visible
Females and immatures somewhat duller
Considerable variation in plumage with western birds being somewhat yellower and eastern birds grayer
The orange-crowned warbler is extremely nondescript. In fact, this is one
of the best field marks for identifying it. Other warblers have wing bars,
black streaking below, brighter underparts or distinctive face patterns.
The yellow undertail coverts and blurry streaks on the breast separate it
from the very similar fall-plumaged Tennessee warbler.
Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: Successional-scrub
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 3-6
Length of Incubation: 12-14 days
Days to Fledge: 8-10
Number of Broods:?
Diet: Primarily insects; lesser quantities of fruit and nectar
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May
Su - Summer: June, July, August
Fall: September, October, November R
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley