Gray-crowned Yellowthroat: Large warbler rarly seen in the U.S. Upperparts are olive-brown to olive-gray with a grayer head, distinctive black mark between bill and eyes, and broken white eye-ring. The upper mandible is black and lower mandible is pink. Underparts are yellow with gray wash on sides.
Range and Habitat
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat: Mexico and Central America, strays occasionally to southern Texas. Perfers tall dense grasses with shrubs and low trees.
The Gray-crowned Yellowthroat is also known as the Meadow Warbler and the Ground Chat.
This bird was first described by Spencer Fullerton Baird in 1865.
A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.
The Gray-crowned Yellowthroat has a wide-reaching range of habituated areas throughout the Americas. This bird is a member of the Parulidae family, and it typically resides in subtropical and tropical climates with moist shrubs and degraded former forests. This species is found in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and the United States. These birds are year-round residents in their habitats, and build their nests on the ground or in low vegetation. Their diets consist of seeds, nuts, berries, insects and insect larvae. The conservation rating of the Gray-crowned Yellowthroat is Least Concern.