The pink-headed warbler can commonly be found foraging amongst the dense vegetation of the forest understory, where it flits from branch to branch picking off insects from the leaves. In general, foraging takes place between two to five metres above the ground, although, some individuals have been observed feeding and singing at heights of 15 metres (5).
Remaining at the same location throughout the year, male pink-headed warblers continuously maintain their territory. The male’s song is used to attract a mate, and a singing male will often be found accompanied by a number of attendant females. Interestingly, this species’ nest, constructed primarily from pine needles (6), is positioned on the ground; hence the bird’s requirement for dense, understory vegetation to conceal its vulnerable eggs and offspring (5).