French: Paruline à capuchon German: Kapuzenwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita encapuchada
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.
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
Song somewhat variable, typically a series of four loud and musical paired notes with emphasis on... read more
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
Season May–Aug, egg-laying May–Jul; sometimes double-brooded (many such reports involve renesting following brood parasitism).... read more
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
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