How to Draw a Golden-Cheeked Warbler

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Golden Cheeked Warbler in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Golden Cheeked Warbler.

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How to Draw a Golden Cheeked Warbler - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First, draw the head, which is wide at the neck, and then thins to a sharp beak.

Step 2: For the face, draw a series of circles that stretches from the beak to the back of the head. Add a at the beak for the mouth.

Step 3: Next, draw the body. Use little squiggles and lines to make feathers. Leave space at the top for the wing.

Step 4: Next you'll draw the tail. Draw a series of short lines to make the tail straight

Step 5: The wing is similar to Step 3. Draw a rough oval for the wing, and then add lines and squiggles for feathers.

Step 6: Finally, draw the legs with talon. Add a branch underneath. Remember, the warbler is a small animal, so the branch should look big in comparison.

Interesting Facts about the Golden-Cheeked Warbler

The golden-cheeked warbler is a small songbird that nests only in the juniper-oak woodlands of central Texas. It migrates in the winter months to Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The golden-cheeked warbler is a rare and endangered bird. It has a black throat with black stripes down the sides of the chest, yellow face with a black line through the eyes, white belly, black back, and two white wingbars. It grows to a length of 4.7 to 5.1 inches, has a wingspan of 7.9 inches, and weighs 0.2 to 0.5 ounces. The golden-cheeked warbler eats insects and spiders. Females build their nests in small trees and lay between three to five eggs.

Did you know?

  • The average lifespan of the golden-cheeked warbler is 48 months.
  • The Ashe juniper tree is the most common tree used for their nests.
  • Golden-cheeked warbler eggs are creamy white with brown speckles.
  • Incubation of the eggs usually lasts 12 days.
  • Bird watchers enjoy viewing the golden-cheeked warbler.
  • Loss of habitat is the main threat to the golden-cheeked warbler.

Lesson plan note: Bird watching is a great activity for students to observe all the different species of birds in their area. Older students can bring binoculars from home. Younger students can make binoculars. To make the binoculars, cut an empty paper towel roll in half and tape or glue them side by side to resemble binoculars. Have each student decorate their binoculars by coloring or gluing decorations on them. Have each student take their binoculars outside and look for various birds to fly by.