Golden-cheeked Warbler

About the Golden-cheeked Warbler

The Golden-cheeked Warbler is a small species of migratory songbird that breeds in central Texas. During the winter these little birds fly south to parts of Mexico and Central America. Golden-cheeked Warblers feed almost exclusively on insects.

Golden-cheeked Warblers have specific breeding requirements. They nest in open oak scrubland where they use material from juniper trees for nest construction. Like other habitat specialists, this specific requirement has been harmful to the global population. Loss of habitat has negatively impacted the species. The conservation status for the Golden-cheeked Warbler is Endangered as of October 2014.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 24 November 2014
Scientific Name
Setophaga chrysoparia
  • Passeriformes
  • Parulidae
  • Setophaga
  • S. chrysoparia
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Conservation Status
Endangered (as of 15 November 2014)
EN
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
4.7 to 5.1 inches
7.9 inches
.2 to .5 ounces
Range

International Names

Chinese 金颊黑背林莺
Czech lesňáček zlatolící
Danish Gyldenkindet Sanger
Dutch Geelwangzanger
Finnish teksasinkerttuli
French Paruline à dos noir
German Goldwangen-Waldsänger
Italian Dendroica guancedorate
Japanese キホオアメリカムシクイ [kihooamerikamushikui]
Norwegian Gulkinnparula
Polish lasówka zóltolica
Russian Золотощёкий лесной певун
Spanish Reinita Caridorada
Swedish Gulkindad skogssångare
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