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Orange-crowned warbler foraging on a frozen tree

Did you know that orange-crowned warblers are social with members of other bird species?

Orange-Crowned Warblers
a Glance

Immature orange-crowned warbler perched on a branch

Key Features:

Orange-crowned warblers are small, olive yellow birds.

Least Concern - Population Increasing



nesting habits:

Orange-crowned warblers build nests on or near the ground out of bark, grass, hair, leaves, moss, stems, twigs, and wool.

seasons orange-crowned warblers are active in our area:

Spring, fall


Insects, spiders, fruit, plant galls, and seeds

hunting Behavior:

Orange-crowned warblers forage in shrubbery and trees.

Commonly Confused With:

Mourning Warblers, Philadelphia Vireos, and Tennessee Warblers

Orange-crowned warblers are often confused with Tennessee warblers because both have gray heads.  Orange-crowned warblers have yellow feathers under their tails.  Tennessee warblers have white feathers under their tails.

Philadelphia vireo landing on a tree

Orange-crowned warblers are often confused with Philadelphia vireos because both are small olive birds.  Orange-crowned warblers are smaller and have thinner beaks.

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