French: Paruline orangée German: Zitronenwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita protonotaria
SE Canada (extreme SE Ontario) and E USA from Great Lakes area S locally (excluding Appalachians) to C Texas and N & C Florida. Migrates to area from SE Mexico S to N South America (S to Ecuador and the Guianas), and Caribbean.
13–15 cm; 13·6–20 g. Male has brilliant golden-yellow head, throat and breast, prominent black eye; upperparts green, wing and tail blue-grey, tail with... read more
Song a series of 5–12 loud, clear ringing “sweee” notes on one pitch, each note... read more
Breeds in flooded or swampy forest, riparian corridors, and mature woodland where there are dead... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mainly on insects and other arthropods, including crustaceans and molluscs on occasion; also takes fruits, seeds and nectar,... read more
Season Apr–Jul; regularly double-brooded in S of breeding range. Nest a cup of mosses, feathers and roots, placed in natural cavity... read more
Medium-distance to long-distance migrant. Leaves breeding grounds mainly in late Jul and early Aug... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Listed as a species of conservation concern by US Fish & Wildlife Service. Locally common throughout most of range; considered... read more
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