Tucson, Arizona using a Canon Powershot SX40HS
This hardy little warbler is widespread in the North and West but scarce in the East. it inhabits brushy undergrowth in a great variety of habitats, from boreal forests to chaparral, winters in thickets and tangles across the southern states into Mexicco, farther North than most warblers.
This species is confused with Tennessee and Yellow warbler though it tends to forage lower and more deliberately than those other species.
Orange-crowns vary from rich greenish yellow with blurry streaks to strikingly pale overall. Individuals differ according to age, sex, and subspecies.
VOICE Song a listless, choppy trill, trailing off at end (similar to Yellow-rumped Warbler) Call a distinctive, sharp stik
Identification in-distinctive head pattern with dark eye line. Yellow under tail coverts, thinner decuved bill thanTenessee Warbler. Yellow throut and broken eye ring contrast with duscky crown. Usually dusky sides and greenish cast above.