French: Paruline à couronne rousse German: Palmenwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita palmera
J. F. Gmelin
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Subspecies and Distribution
S. p. palmarum
(J. F. Gmelin, 1789) – Western Palm Warbler – C & SC Canada from Northwest Territories and Alberta E to Ontario; migrates to Bermuda, Florida, Caribbean (mainly Bahamas and Greater Antilles) and, in smaller numbers, US Atlantic coast and E coast of Central America; occasional further south.
S. p. hypochrysea
(Ridgway, 1876) – Eastern Palm Warbler – E Ontario (locally) and W Quebec E to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, and NE United States (N Minnesota, Wisconsin, N Michigan, N New York, Maine); migrates to Gulf of Mexico coast from Texas E to W Florida.
12–14 cm; 7–12·9 g. Largely terrestrial parulid with tail-wagging habit. Nominate race breeding has rufous crown, pale yellowish supercilium, dark... read more
Nominate race, at least, has two song types. Type 1 song a series of (usually) 7–10 buzzy... read more
Breeds in bogs in open coniferous forest, especially where spruce (Picea) and tamarack (... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mainly on insects and other arthropods, but takes some seeds, berries and nectar in winter. Forages mainly on ground and in low... read more
Season May–Jul. Nest a cup of weed stalks, grass, bark strips and moss, lined with fine grass and feathers, usually concealed on... read more
Medium-distance to long-distance migrant. Leaves breeding grounds from early Sept, arriving in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally fairly common to common throughout range. Breeding Bird Surveys revealed significant increase from 1966 to 1994. Population... read more
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