Townsend's Warbler: Olive-green upperparts, black throat and upper breast. Lower breast and sides are yellow with black streaks and belly is white.Face is yellow with black crown and cheek patch and yellow crescent below eye. Wings have two white bars. Tail has white edges, dark center and tip.
Range and Habitat
Townsend's Warbler: Breeds from Alaska and British Columbia to northern Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Spends winters from southwestern California southward. Preferred habitats include coniferous forests, especially old stands of Douglas firs.
The male Townsend's Warbler begins to sing before it leaves its wintering grounds.
They are closely related to the Hermit Warbler, and the two species interbreed where their ranges overlap.
This bird was named after the American ornithologist, John Kirk Townsend.
A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.
The Townsend's Warbler has a large range, estimated globally at 1,400,000 square kilometers. Native to the Americas, this bird prefers subtropical, temperate, or tropical forest ecosystems. The global population of this bird is estimated at 12,000,000 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 Townsend's Warbler is Least Concern.