Golden Cheeked Warbler

Setophaga chrysoparia

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Basic Information

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Parulidae

Size

Golden Cheeked Warblers are generally between 4.65 and 5.25 inches in length.

Lifespan

up to 6 years

Weight

Golden Cheeked Warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia) facts, habitat, range, warbler pictures and bird watching tips to help you identify the songbird.

Diet

Insectivore

Behavior

Foliage Gleaner

Range

Central Texas

Nest Placement

Tree

Number of Offspring

3-5 Eggs

Egg Description

White with dark specking

Condition at Hatching

helpless, feeble

Wingspan

7.9 in

Observation Tips

Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge is your best bet.

What does the Golden Cheeked Warbler look like?

Golden-cheeked Warblers are small songbirds that have bright yellow faces, black lined eyes, black throats, black wings with two white wing-bars, white bellies and lower chests. Females look similar to males but are duller in color.

Golden Cheeked Warbler Habitat

Forest

Golden Cheeked Warbler Facts

Golden-cheeked Warblers only eat insects. They glean foliage for beetles, caterpillars, flies and spiders. They are endemic to central Texas and are dependent on Ashe Juniper Woodlands. As urban areas expanded and the Warblers woodlands disappeared and so did their numbers. They were listed as endangered in 1990. Conservations efforts to preserve and add habitat have proven moderately successful. The Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge was established specifically to protect Golden-cheeked Warbler Habitat and offers birders and hikers alike a great chance at viewing one in the wild.

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