How and why did someone select this beautiful name for this little warbler? Perhaps, bestowing a name, fit for royalty was a way to compensate for being, what many consider, an otherwise plain looking bird.
The name orange-crowned warbler, conjures images in my mind of a bird with a fiery, orange ring of feathers around its head. If told to look for a bird with this name, I would never look for a bird like the one shown above. Would you?