French: Paruline hochequeue German: Stelzenwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita charquera de Luisiana
SE Canada (SE Ontario) and E USA from Minnesota, E Nebraska and E Texas E, discontinuously, to New Hampshire region and South Carolina (largely excluding Gulf and SE Atlantic coastal areas and Florida). Migrates to Central America from N Mexico S to Panama (in smaller numbers to N Colombia and Venezuela) and to Caribbean (mainly Greater Antilles).
14·5–16 cm; 16·8–26 g. Distinctive parulid; constantly bobs tail up and down, slowly and emphatically, in characteristic deliberate and... read more
Song a series of 3–4 shrill, slurred whistles, descending slightly in pitch, followed by... read more
Breeds in wooded ravines with running streams, preferring gravel-bottomed streams in upland... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mainly on insects, molluscs and crustaceans, taking slightly larger prey items and fewer fly (Diptera) larvae than does P.... read more
Season Apr–Jul, egg-laying mainly Apr–Jun (occasionally into early Jul); occasionally two broods (eight out of 143 pairs in... read more
Medium-distance to long-distance migrant. Leaves breeding grounds from late Jun, mostly mid-Jul to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Listed as a species of conservation concern by US Fish & Wildlife Service. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Breeding range... read more
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