Golden-winged Warbler

(Vermivora chrysoptera)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

NT - Near Threatened

Golden-winged Warbler

NatureServe

N4B - Apparently Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Uncommon migrant and breeder

Habitat

Open and early succession (burned or logged) areas in mature forests, wet thickets, bogs

Photo by Earl Bye
Size

4½ to 5 in length

7½ wingspan

 

Identification

The upper parts and flanks are bluish-gray. The undersides are grayish-white. The undertail coverts are white. When viewed from below there is much white on the underside of the tail. The wings are bluish-gray with two yellow wingbars that may blend together into a broad yellow patch. On the male the crown is bright yellow, the chin is black, and a black eyeline merges into a black ear patch bordered by white. The female is similar but duller. The bill is long and slender.

 
Voice

A trilly high-pitched note followed by three shorter, lower-pitched notes, sometimes described as bee-bz-bz-bz.

 
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Food

Insects and spiders

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Early May to early June and early August to mid-September


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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Superfamily:

Passeroidea

 

Family:

Parulidae (New World warblers)

 
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  Golden-winged Warbler sings the "Blues"
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Published on Mar 2, 2012

Golden-winged Warbler...... sort of. This individual has pretty much total Golden-winged plumage but sings a very Blue-winged like indicating cross breeding in it's line with Blue-winged Warbler. In a Connecticut woodlot in May. ©JimZipp.com

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  Golden-winged Warbler Portrait
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Published on Jul 8, 2012

The Golden-winged Warbler is uncommon in northeastern United States and rare in southern Ontario. It can be found in birch and other young deciduous growth and in abandoned pastures. It has a gray back with white below. There is a yellow on the crown and yellow wing patch. It exhibits a black throat and ear patch. This warbler nests on ground.

The song is a buzzy "beee bz bz bz".

These birds hybridizes with the Blue-winged Warbler to produce the Brewster's and the Lawrence's Warblers.

This warbler is decreasing in numbers probably due to habitat reduction. There is also thought that the Blue-winged Warbler is less finicky about its habitat and is thus replacing the Golden-winged.

 
     
  Vermivora chyrsoptera = GOLDEN WINGED WARBLER
Rob Curtis
 
   
 
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Published on May 19, 2015

Vermivora chyrsoptera = GOLDEN WINGED WARBLER singing, foraging. Images gallery at: http://theearlybirder.com/warblers/gw-warbler/index.htm

 
     
  Rare golden-winged warbler alights in Ackley Wildlife Area, Wisconsin
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Published on Jun 29, 2012

Golden-winged warblers on rare and declining, so a chance discovery was a treat. This male golden-winged warbler was captured, fitted with a leg band, and released during a field trip on the Ackley Wildlife Area, Langlade County, Wisconsin. Amber Roth, habitat biologist with the Wildlife Management Institute is studying these birds in an effort to try to reverse their population decline.

 
     
  Join the Journey: Golden-winged Warbler Migration
Anna Buckardt
 
   
 
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Published on Feb 19, 2017

Golden-winged Warblers are an imperiled songbird that breed in the US and Canada and Winter in Central and South America. By learning about their migration and winter habitat needs we can help conserve this species! and YOU CAN HELP! Visit http://experiment.com/birds to learn more!

 
     

 

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Earl Bye
7/10/2017

Location: Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

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