Order Passeriformes

Family Parulidae

New World Warblers
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  • Small to very small passerines, most with short and rather slender bill; tail rather short to medium-long, and often graduated; plumage of many species bright and colourful, tropical species often relatively dull.
  • New World.
  • Wide variety of habitats, mostly various types of forest and woodland; also grassland, mesquite and chaparral scrub, saltmarshes and reedbeds.
  • 11-19 cm.
  • 25 genera, 116 species, 323 taxa.
  • 14 species threatened;
    at least one extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Curson, J. & Bonan, A. (2017). New World Warblers (Parulidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52379 on 27 March 2017).