Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata) - HBW 15, p. 740
French: Paruline verdâtre
Spanish: Reinita Coroninaranja
Taxonomy: Sylvia celatus Say, 1823, "Engineer Cantonment, near Council Bluffs" = Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Recent studies of mitochondrial DNA indicate that this species and V. peregrina, V. ruficapilla, V. virginiae, V. crissalis and V. luciae form a clade, separate from the two other current congeners, and should be placed in a separate genus, for which the name Leiothlypis has been proposed; Parula gutturalis and Parula superciliosa appear to be sister to this group. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- celata ( Say, 1823) - breeds Alaska and NW & S Canada (E to Quebec); migrates to wintering area mainly in SE USA, smaller numbers S to E Mexico and Guatemala.
- orestera Oberholser, 1905 - breeds W Canada (SW Yukon, interior British Columbia E to SE Saskatchewan) and S in Rockies to SW USA (Arizona and New Mexico); migrates mainly to C Mexico.
- lutescens ( Ridgway, 1872) - breeds N British Columbia and S in W USA to C California; winters mainly SW USA and W Mexico.
- sordida ( C. H. Townsend, 1890) - coastal S California and extreme NW Mexico (N Baja California), including offshore islands.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 10 videos
Two views of a bird eating from an orange Locality Pharr, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA (United States)
steve dillinger 24 December 2010 4 years ago 25 sec 4.6
jumping Locality Haines, Alaska, USA (United States)
Vicky Cheng 6 July 2012 2 years ago 1 min 25 sec 4.5
An adult bird piercing near the base of an aloe flower to obtain nectar Locality Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp sordida)
Don DesJardin 30 November 2001 7 years ago 21 sec 4.5
A male singing Locality Anchorage, Alaska, USA (United States) (ssp celata)
Steven Siegel 31 May 2000 7 years ago 27 sec 4.2
Wintering bird foraging on yellow aloe flowers Locality Alamos, Sonora State, Mexico (Northern)
Hector Ceballos-Lascurain 10 March 2013 2 years ago 35 sec 4
Feeding in Bigleaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum) Locality Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jeremy Gatten 8 May 2011 3 years ago 33 sec 4
PhotosSee all 24 photos
A wintering bird perched on a branch.
Locality Oakville, Ontario, Canada (ssp celata)
David Beadle 3 January 2013 2 years ago 4.3
Perched bird looking over its shoulder observed from the back.
Locality Alaska, USA (United States) (ssp celata)
Pete Morris 3 June 2004 1 year ago 4.3
An adult, resting briefly
Locality Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA (United States)
AndrewSmith 3 April 2013 1 year ago 4.2
Single bird on a branch.
Locality Washington State, USA (United States)
Vickie J Anderson 3 September 2014 7 weeks ago 4.2
Foraging in a tree.
Locality Toronto, Ontario, Canada (ssp celata)
David Beadle 5 May 2012 2 years ago 4
On territory in the spruce forests, in the rain
Locality Homer, Alaska, USA (United States)
Dave Rintoul 13 June 2012 2 years ago 3.9
A bird singing two times. Locality Chugach State Park, Anchorage, Alaska, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 11 June 2012 2 years ago 4
A male singing twice. Locality Portage Glacier Recreational Area, Alaska, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 27 May 2012 2 years ago 4
A male singing. Locality Potter Marsh, Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, Anchorage, Alaska, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 26 May 2012 2 years ago 4
Calls notes. Locality Salt River, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA (United States)
Scott Olmstead 14 April 2009 4 years ago 3