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Leiothlypis crissalis

Vermivora crissalis Oreothlypis crissalis


Orange undertail coverts, brownish belly, large white eyering, and much larger than other Vermivora warblers.


Breeds in the Big Bend area of Texas and eastern Mexico. Winters in central and southwest Mexico.


This is a monotypic species1.

It was formerly included in Vermivora or in Oreothlypis.


Montane oak forests at altitudes above 6000 feet.



Nests are well hidden in leaf litter or in clumps of grass.


Diet is insectivorous.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. R. T. Chesser, K. J. Burns, C. Cicero, et al. (2019) Sixtieth Supplement to the American Ornithological Society’s Check-list of North American Birds, The Auk: Ornithological Advances XX:1–23. PDF
  3. 51st supplement to the AOU checklist of North American birds

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