Suffused with subtle yet scintillating tones of rose red and pink creates a tiny bird blessed with spellbinding beauty

This species is known in Spanish as cabeza plateada, “silver head,” or chipe rosado, “rose-colored warbler.”

Their scientific name is versicolor, which means “variable or changing colors” and refers to the warbler’s head plumage.

Suffused with subtle yet scintillating tones of rose red and pink creates a tiny bird blessed with spellbinding beauty

This species is closely related to the equally lovely Red-faced Warbler (Cardellina rubrifrons), but their range is more limited.

Pink-headed Warblers are only found in Guatemala’s highlands and in the Mexican state of Chiapas.

Unfortunately, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) considers them vulnerable to extinction due to ongoing habitat loss.

Adult birds are a striking red with a silvery-pink head and chest. Pink-headed Warblers are only found in Guatemala’s highlands and in the Mexican state of Chiapas.

Suffused with subtle yet scintillating tones of rose red and pink creates a tiny bird blessed with spellbinding beauty

Unfortunately, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) considers them vulnerable to extinction due to ongoing habitat loss.

The Pink-headed Warbler’s population is thought to be declining due to ongoing volcanic eruptions.

Pink-headed Birds are more common in Guatemala, where they can be found in the highest pine-oak forests and annual herb cloud forests.

The Pink-headed Warbler, like other visiting warblers including the American Redstart and the Bay-breasted Warbler, feeds on insects.

Flying through the leaves, snatching insects from understory vegetation, and making aerial sorties to catch prey.

Suffused with subtle yet scintillating tones of rose red and pink creates a tiny bird blessed with spellbinding beauty

Pink-headed Warblers prefer to forage near the ground, other than during reproductive cycle, when males may hunt at tree top level where he can be heard singing.

These birds are territorial and non-migratory. Mating pairs bear a striking resemblance and usually stay together all year.

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