French: Paruline des prés German: Rotmantel-Waldsänger Spanish: Reinita galana
“the Antilles”, in Caribbean
Subspecies and Distribution
S. d. discolor
(Vieillot, 1809) – SE Canada (SE Ontario) and E USA E from NW Michigan, SE Iowa, E Kansas and E Texas and S from extreme S Maine (but excluding S coastal areas and most of Florida and Mississippi Valley); migrates to peninsular Florida, Caribbean and islands off coast (also small numbers on adjacent mainland) of C Central America.
S. d. paludicola
(A. H. Howell, 1930) – coastal S Florida.
11–12 cm; 5·7–10·8 g. Male nominate race breeding has olive-green crown and nape, yellow supercilium and large yellow patch below eye, black... read more
Two song types. Type 1 song a series of rapid buzzy notes, accelerating and rising in pitch towards... read more
Nominate race breeds in dry, scrubby and shrubby areas lacking closed canopy but often with... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mainly on insects and other arthropods, especially spiders (Araneae); occasionally takes fruit and nectar in winter. Forages mainly... read more
Season May–Jul; S populations (including paludicola) often double-brooded. Polygyny regular, but relatively infrequent. Nest... read more
Resident and medium-distance migrant. Nominate race migratory, leaves breeding grounds from late... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Listed as a species of conservation concern by US Fish & Wildlife Service. Nominate race generally common throughout range. Like... read more
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