4 3/4-5 1/2" (12-14 cm). Slate gray head with black eye stripe that crosses white eye ring. Olive body, tinged yellow below. Male. Female.
Similar Species- Mourning Warbler, female Common Yellowthroat, arboreal Nashville Warbler.
A rolling chree-chree-chree-chree-chee-chee that ascends four notes and then drops for the last two.
Breeds from southeastern Alaska and western Canada, east to eastern Montana and southwestern South Dakota, and south (mainly in mountains) to southern California, central Arizona, and southern New Mexico. Winters in portions of Mexico and on Pacific side of Central America.
Nests low in thick shrubs. Forages close to ground in dense vegetation.
Female incubates 3-6 eggs (usually 4), for 11 days. Nestlings are altricial. Young are tended by both adults, and leave nest when 8-9 days old.
|Status:||Protected nongame species|
Douglas, D.C., J.T. Ratti, R.A. Black, and J.R. Alldredge. 1992. Avian habitat associations in riparian zones of Idaho's Centennial Mountains. Wilson Bull. 104:485-500.