Townsend's Warbler Identification

Adult Description

  • Small songbird.
  • Chest and face yellow.
  • Stripes down sides of chest.
  • Two white wingbars.
  • Dark face patch.
  • Dark crown.
  • Black in throat.

Male Description

Crown and throat black. Face yellow. Black cheek patch with yellow crescent under eye. Black streaks extend from throat down sides. Chest and sides yellow. Belly and undertail white. Back olive green with black streaks or spots. Two white wingbars.

Female Description

Crown olive-green with thin black streaks. Cheek patch olive. Cheek, throat, chest, and sides yellow. Some black markings in throat. Back olive with thin black streaks. Belly and undertail white. Two white wingbars.

Immature Description

Immature similar to adult female. Immature female with indistinct streaking on back and without black in throat.
Relative Size

Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 4.7 in (12 cm)
    • Weight: 0.3-0.4 oz (7-11 g)
    • Wingspan: 7.9 in (20 cm)