Head and body length: approx. 12 cm
8.7 - 12.1 g
Estimated at 9,600 - 32,000
Breeds only in the juniper-oak woodlands of central Texas, in non-breeding seasons, inhabits the Cen
Location, Location, Location. Only one place will do when it's time for the golden-cheeked warbler to breed: central Texas. This is where the beautiful bird locates Ashe juniper bark, which the females combines with feathers, grasses, leaves, mammal hair and spider hair to construct its open-cup nest. Males defend their breeding territory with song and chases, and will even attack invading males.They often return to the same year after year, but they are finding fewer and fewer Ashe juniper trees standing when they do. As this vital raw material diminishes, so do the warbler's chances of building a life for the generations to follow.