- 5.5 in
- 8.3 in
- 0.3–0.4 oz
- Paruline à face rouge (French)
- Coloradito, Gorjeador cora roja, Gorjeador cabecirroja, Chipe de cara roja (Spanish)
Breeds in high elevation fir, pine, and pine-oak forests.
Insects, especially caterpillars.
- Clutch Size
- 3–6 eggs
- Egg Description
- White with fine brown speckles, concentrated around larger end.
- Condition at Hatching
- Helpless with sparse down.
Nest placed in small hole in ground, beneath a log or plant. Cup of bark, dead leaves or pine needles. Lined with grass and hair.
Gleans insects from outer branches of trees, and flycatches.
Red-faced Warbler population trends are difficult to track; the species may be declining slightly. Partners in Flight estimates a global breeding population of 700,000 with 36% breeding in the U.S., and 83% spending part of the year in Mexico. The species rates a 13 out of 20 on the Continental Concern Score. Red-faced Warbler is a U.S.-Canada Stewardship species, and is not on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List.
- Martin, T. E., and P. M. Barber. 1995. Red-faced Warbler (Cardellina rubrifrons). In The Birds of North America, No. 152 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, and The American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.
- North American Bird Conservation Initiative, U.S. Committee. 2014. State of the Birds 2014 Report. U.S. Department of Interior, Washington, DC.
- Partners in Flight. 2012. Species assessment database.
- Pyle, P. 1997. Identification Guide to North American Birds. Part I. Columbidae to Ploceidae. Slate Creek Press, Bolinas, CA.