Fun Eastern Crowned Warbler Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Sep 30, 2021
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Are you a nature lover and absolutely adore birds like parrots and doves? If so, you are bound to love the eastern crowned warbler. The distribution range of the eastern crowned warbler (Phylloscopus coronatus) extends far east into Russia and includes a number of south Asian countries like China, Japan, and Java.

A beautiful concoction of hues of dark and pale colors makes this bird look extremely magnificent. These birds are fairly common as their geographical distribution covers a wide area. Thus, they belong to the Least Concern conservation status.

If you find our content interesting then do check out the yellow warbler and the mourning warbler.

Eastern Crowned Warbler Interesting Facts

What type of animal is an eastern crowned warbler?

The eastern crowned warbler (Phylloscopus coronatus) is a bird that belongs to the Phylloscopidae family.

What class of animal does an eastern crowned warbler belong to?

Just like all other birds, the eastern crowned warbler of south Asian countries like Japan, belongs to the class of Aves.

How many eastern crowned warblers are there in the world?

The exact data of the population is yet to be quantified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. However, countries of south Asia like Japan and China have quite a large population of warblers.

Where does the eastern crowned warbler live?

The eastern crowned warbler distribution is spread over a vast area of land, including numerous countries like China, south east Russia, Korea, Japan, Sakhalin and parts of Java and Sumatra. Looking at the geographical range data, we can conclude that this bird is predominantly found in east and southeastern Asia.

What is the eastern crowned warbler's habitat?

The eastern crowned warbler habitat includes forest edges, clear deciduous forests as well as dense leafed forests that are predominantly found in taiga (cold subarctic) regions. These birds can also be found in woodlands, evergreen forests, mixed forests, shrubs, bushes, foothills of mountains, lowlands and mangroves.

How do eastern crowned warblers live?

Owing to limited scientific research, not much is known about the living style and the behavior of the eastern crowned warblers. However, we can make an assumption based on the genus Phylloscopus in which many birds, including warblers, are classified.

Birds of the genus Phylloscopus are highly territorial and form pairs during the breeding season. They usually abandon their nest after the mating season is over. Also, these birds have a habit of forming small flocks before they start their migratory journey.

How long does an eastern crowned warbler live?

The exact lifespan of the eastern crowned warbler (Phylloscopus coronatus) is unknown, but we can make an assumption based on the genus Phylloscopus. Birds of this genus have an average lifespan of around seven years; however, some species of warbler can live 8 to 10 years.

How do they reproduce?

The breeding period for the eastern crowned warbler (Phylloscopus coronatus) occurs during the months of May to July, during which these birds find a mate and build their nests together. This species of bird is extremely territorial and is known to aggressively defend its nest from any kind of intruders.

These nests are built on the ground or in low tree branches, where grass and leaves are accumulated to make a cozy nest. The female lays around four to seven eggs.

What is their conservation status?

According to the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the eastern crowned warbler is a species of Least Concern. The population trend of the species shows that it is stable and there are no imminent dangers that can lead to the extinction of the species anytime soon.

However, human activities like habitat destruction, climate change and deforestation can cause significant harm to this bird species.

Eastern Crowned Warbler Fun Facts

What do eastern crowned warblers look like?

These birds are fairly recognizable owing to their distinctive features like the single wing bar and the crown stripe. The crown stripe is pale and quite long. Sides of the crown, eyes, and wing-coverts have a dark olive-brown hue.

The under portion is light yellow or lemon yellow while the iris is dark brown. Bills are slightly longer and larger in comparison to the size of the bird.

The single-wing bar is green in color and not dark, unlike that of other warblers. Juvenile birds have a yellow under-tail. Such a mixture of different colors makes these birds look magnificent.

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How cute are they?

Eastern crowned warblers of south Asian countries like Japan are extremely cute. They are adored by bird lovers everywhere. The magnificent concoction of different hues makes this bird an extremely adorable animal.

How do they communicate?

A wide variety of chirping and buzzing sounds are produced by these birds (Phylloscopus coronatus) which serve as vocal messages for fellow birds. Apart from singing songs from treetops, they also emit different high-pitched notes. When defending their territory these birds become aggressive, and thus, these notes become more frequent and loud.

How big is an eastern crowned warbler?

The eastern crowned warbler size has a range of 4.8-5.3 in (12–13.4 cm) in length. In comparison with the pine warbler which is 5-5.75 in (12.7-14.6 cm), we can say that the latter is slightly larger than the former.

How fast can an eastern crowned warbler fly?

The exact speed of the eastern crowned warbler (Phylloscopus coronatus) is yet to be confirmed. However, we can make an assumption of its speed by comparing it with other warblers.

These birds are migratory and thus can cover huge distances. On average, they can cover 30 mi (48.2 km) per day during the beginning of the trip and in the later part can easily cover 200 mi (321.8 km) per day.

How much does an eastern crowned warbler weigh?

These light birds weigh around 0.01-0.02 lb (7.7–10 g). In comparison to the palm warbler with a weight of 0.02-0.03 lb (9-13.6 g), we can conclude that their weight is almost similar.

What are the male and female names of the species?

Just like any other bird, the male eastern crowned warbler (Phylloscopus coronatus) is called a cock while the female is known as a hen.

What would you call a baby eastern crowned warbler?

A baby bird is called a chick, and thus a baby eastern crowned warbler will be known as an eastern crowned warbler chick.

What do they eat?

This bird feeds on several small insects like flies, worms, spiders, and fireflies.

Are they dangerous?

There is no evidence of the eastern crowned warbler (Phylloscopus coronatus) being harmful to humans or other birds. However, these birds become extremely territorial and aggressive during the breeding season. They are ready to attack any intruders, be it humans or other animals.

Would they make a good pet?

It would be a bad idea to keep them as pets since they are wild birds. They should be allowed to fly free in the wild. Moreover, keeping wild birds as pets is illegal in many parts of the globe.

Did you know...

There is no sexual dimorphism between the two genders of this species. Both males and their female counterparts look alike.

How many types of warblers are there?

There are over 50 different species of warblers that are found across the globe. The majority of these warblers are found in the western part of the world including countries like the USA and Canada. Similar species include the leaf warbler, the pine warbler, the American yellow warbler, the blue-winged warbler, and others.

Why are they called eastern crowned warblers?

The naming of this bird is very unique. Its scientific name is Phylloscopus coronatus. In Ancient Greek 'phullon' meant leaf while 'skopos' meant seeker. The Latin meaning of coronatus meant crowned, which is a befitting name for this adorable bird species.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! For more relatable content, check out these screech owl facts and Australian masked owl facts for kids.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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Sakshi has experience in marketing strategy, social media planning, and recruiting industry experts for capstone projects, she has displayed a commitment to enhancing their skills and knowledge. She has won multiple awards, including a Certificate of Appreciation for Creative Writing and a Certificate of Merit for Immaculate Turut, and is always seeking new opportunities to grow and develop.

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