Family New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Least Concern

Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina)


Taxonomy

French: Paruline à capuchon German: Kapuzenwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita encapuchada
Taxonomy:

Muscicapa citrina

Boddaert

, 1783,

Louisiana, USA

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE Canada (extreme SE Ontario) and in E USA from S Great Lakes and S New England S patchily to E Oklahoma, Gulf of Mexico coast and N Florida. Migrates to Mexico and Central America (primarily in E) and Caribbean.

Descriptive notes

12–14 cm; 8·1–13·9 g. Male has yellow face and forehead (isolating dark eye) completely surrounded by black hood; upperparts olive-green, tail with... read more

Voice

Song somewhat variable, typically a series of four loud and musical paired notes with emphasis on... read more

Habitat

Breeds in mature deciduous woodland with dense, undisturbed understorey, favouring vicinity of... read more

Food and feeding

Feeds on insects and spiders (Araneae). Forages often by flycatching from low perch and by hover-gleaning; also gleans in understorey.... read more

Breeding

Season May–Aug, egg-laying May–Jul; sometimes double-brooded (many such reports involve renesting following brood parasitism).... read more

Movements

Medium-distance to long-distance migrant. Most leave breeding grounds in late Jul and early Aug (... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common to common throughout most of range. In Canada, restricted to remnant Carolinian forest in S Ontario, and considered... read more

Recommended citation

Curson, J. (2019). Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/61521 on 6 December 2019).