Rufous-capped Warbler: Small warbler with olive-green upperparts, bright yellow throat and upper breast, and white belly. Head has rufous crown and cheek patch, and white eyebrow. Bill is black and the tail is long and olive-gray. It likes to hide in dense undergrowth.
Range and Habitat
Rufous-capped Warbler: Resident in tropical America; rare in southwest U.S. Preferred habitats include foothills and brushlands.
The Rufous-capped Warbler and the closely related Chestnut-capped Warbler were formerly considered part of the same species.
They specialize in disturbed areas such as clearings and wood edges and usually are found in lower mountains and foothills.
A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.
The Rufous-capped Warbler has a large range, estimated globally at 640,000 square kilometers. Native to Central America, Colombia, the United States, and Mexico, this bird prefers subtropical or tropical forest, grassland, or shrubland ecosystems. The global population of this bird is estimated to be 500,000 to 5,000,000 individuals and does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Rufous-capped Warbler is Least Concern.