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Red-faced Warbler

Cardellina rubrifrons ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: PARULIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The Red-faced Warbler is a colorful bird of the Mexican mountains. In the United States it is found only in the high elevation forests of Arizona and New Mexico.

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Appearance

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Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small songbird.
  • Face and upper breast bright red.
  • Body gray.
  • Black patch on top of head and down face.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but with brownish wash overall and dull pinkish orange in face and breast.

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Similar Species

  • The Painted Redstart has a black head, red on chest, and large white patches in the wings and tail.
  • If the head is not seen, the Red-faced Warbler could be confused with a chickadee or titmouse, though neither of these species has a white rump (or a red head!).