French: Paruline à tête cendrée German: Magnolienwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita de Magnolia
not far from Fort Adams, on the Mississippi River, USA
Canada (from C Northwest Territories, E British Columbia and C Alberta E to Newfoundland) S in USA to C Minnesota, C Wisconsin and New England, and S in Appalachians to West Virginia. Migrates to region from S Mexico S to Nicaragua and, in smaller numbers, to C Panama and Caribbean.
11–13 cm; 6·6–12·6 g. Male breeding has blue-grey crown, broad white rear supercilium, broad black facial mask extending to sides of neck, narrow... read more
Two song types. Type 1 song a short and variable series of rich musical notes, often transcribed as... read more
Breeds in coniferous forest, especially in dense stands of young spruce (Picea), hemlock... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds almost exclusively on invertebrates, especially lepidopteran larvae, and such other arthropods as spiders (Araneae); takes large... read more
Season Jun–Aug. Nest a cup of grass and weeds, lined with fine rootlets and hair, placed 0·3–1·7 m up in young... read more
Long-distance migrant. Leaves breeding grounds in late Aug and Sept, arriving in wintering areas... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common throughout its range. Has shown a slight decline in recent years, but also local increases where cleared land has... read more
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