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Golden-cheeked Warbler


IUCN Conservation Status: Endangered

The rare and endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler nests only in the juniper-oak woodlands of central Texas.

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Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small songbird.
  • Black throat, extending as stripes down sides of chest.
  • Yellow face.
  • Black line through eyes.
  • Crown and back black.
  • Two white wingbars.
  • Belly white.

Immature Description

Similar to adult female.

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  • Male breeding

    Golden-cheeked Warbler

    Male breeding
    • © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Fort Hood, Texas, April 2000

Similar Species

  • Black-throated Green Warbler similar, especially the female, but lacks black on back and black line through eyes, and has a yellow line across the vent under the tail.
  • Hermit Warbler has a gray back and yellow crown and face.
  • Townsend's Warbler has darker ear patches (black on male, dark olive on female) and largely yellow underparts.