Colima Warbler

Colima Warbler
Credit: Julio Mulero

Male and female Colima Warblers are hard to differentiate because they’re similarly colored and have the same patterns. They both have gray heads, a patch of reddish-orange on their head, white rings around the eyes, brown bodies, and yellow patches on their rumps.

Juveniles are similar but without the reddish-orange patch on their heads. 

  • Leiothlypis crissalis
  • Length: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
  • Weight: 0.4 oz (11 g)
  • Wingspan: 8.5 inches (22 cm)


Colima Warblers breed in Texas but are mainly found in Mexico.

Habitat And Diet

You can find Colima Warblers in mountainous pine-oak forests, particularly those with grassy patches. 

Colima Warblers mostly feed on insects and spiders. They stay low on the ground and forage under shrubs and thickets. 

Colima Warblers’ Song:


Nests of the Colima Warblers are usually hidden under rocks or grasses or covered by dry leaves. They are made of grasses, bark, and leaves. Females usually lay four eggs.