French: Paruline de Kirtland German: Michiganwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita de Kirtland
S. F. Baird
near Cleveland, Ohio, USA
NC Michigan, recently expanding to Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Wisconsin#R, in N USA, and S Ontario, in Canada#R; migrates to Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Is.
14–15 cm; 12·2–16 g. Male has grey head, with black lores and white eye-crescents; upperparts grey, streaked black, two indistinct white bars on greater... read more
Song loud, lively and relatively low-pitched, and rises in pitch, volume and tempo; may be... read more
Breeds in dense stands of young jack pine (Pinus banksiana) 2–7 m high, with ground... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mainly on insects and other arthropods; also takes blueberries in middle to late summer on breeding grounds, and other small fruits... read more
Season May–Jul, egg-laying May–Jun, occasionally into early Jul. Polygyny recorded, up to 15% of males polygynous in some years... read more
Long-distance migrant. Young leave breeding grounds mainly in Aug, adults may linger into early Oct... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Michigan Jack Pine Savanna Secondary Area, and wintering in Bahamas EBA.... read more
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