French: Paruline à gorge grise German: Augenring-Waldsänger Spanish: Reinita de Connecticut
Boreal zone of S Canada (from CE British Columbia E to SW Quebec) and N USA (N Minnesota E to N Michigan). Migrates to lowland South America from E Colombia and Venezuela S to N Bolivia and WC Brazil).
13·5–15 cm; 10·7–26·8 g. Distinctive, with complete pale eyering and walking gait. Male has grey hood down to upper breast, contrasting white... read more
Song loud and far-carrying, can be transcribed as “wee cher cher, wee cher cher, wee cher... read more
Breeds in bogs and on dry ridges in spruce (Picea) and tamarack (Larix laricina)... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on small invertebrates; some fruits taken, at least in summer. Consumed large numbers of spiders (Araneae); gut content of one bird... read more
Season Jun–Jul, exceptionally to early Aug. Nest a cup of grasses and plant fibres, lined with fine grasses and hair, placed on... read more
Long-distance migrant; some evidence of non-stop transoceanic flights between SE USA and N South... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally uncommon and local. Estimated densities on breeding grounds include 1·7–2·7 pairs/ha in closed spruce... read more
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