Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Parulidae IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. North America

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Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. North America

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Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. North America

golden-winged-warbler
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. North America


Identification & Behavior: ~12 cm (5 in). The male Golden-winged Warbler has black cheeks and throat. The upperparts are blue-gray. The underparts are paler gray. It has a broad patch of yellow on the wing coverts and a yellow cap. The female is a dull version of the male with gray cheeks and throat.

Status: The Golden-winged Warbler is regarded as a vagrant species in Peru. It is known from only one sight record in Southeastern Peru, along the Manu Road. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Reinita de Ala Dorada.

Sub-species: Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) (Linnaeus), 1766.

Meaning of Name: Vermivora: L. vermis= worm and vorare, vorus= to devour, eating.
chrysoptera: Gr. Khrusos= gold and pteros, pteron= wing,winged.

See more of the Family Parulidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.