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Golden-winged Warbler

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Golden-winged Parakeet

About the Golden-winged Warbler

The Golden-winged Warbler is a beautiful little warbler that breeds in eastern North America and in winter migrates as far south as Ecuador. It is also a very rare vagrant to western Europe, where it was once recorded at a supermarket parking lot in Maidstone, Kent, in 1989.

Breeding males are strikingly colored: gray above, white below, yellow crown and wing patch and black mask and throat.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 17 July 2009
Scientific Name Vermivora chrysoptera
  • Passeriformes
  • Parulidae
  • Vermivora
  • V. chrysoptera
Birdorable Family Warblers & Whatnots
Conservation Status Near Threatened
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
4.75 to 5 inches
7.75 to 8.25 inches
0.3 ounces
Range North America Central America Caribbean South America United States (East)


From IUCN Red List:
The Golden-winged Warbler is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has declined rapidly in southern parts of its breeding range in recent years. Northern populations faired better but overall moderately rapid declines have been recorded. Therefore, it qualifies as Near Threatened, but if declines continue to worsen in the north of its breeding range it may warrant uplisting to Vulnerable in the future.

International Names

  • Lesňáček Zlatokřídlý (Czech)
  • Gulvinget Sanger (Danish)
  • Geelvleugelzanger (Dutch)
  • Kultasiipikerttuli (Finnish)
  • Paruline à Ailes Dorées (French)
  • Goldflügel-Waldsänger (German)
  • Beccavermi Alidorat (Italian)
  • キンバネアメリカムシクイ (Kimbaneamerikamushikui) (Japanese)
  • Lasówka Zlotoskrzydla (Polish)
  • Золотистокрылая червеедка (Russian)
  • Chipe de Alas Doradas (Spanish)
  • Guldvingad Skogssångare (Swedish)

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