French: Paruline obscure German: Brauenwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita de Tennessee
banks of Cumberland River, Tennessee, USA
Canada (Yukon and British Columbia E to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia) and NE USA (S to N New England); also, rare, in SE Alaska and NW Montana; migrates to area mainly from S Mexico S to NW South America, a few in W Caribbean.
10–13 cm; 6·2–18·4 g. A rather short-tailed warbler. Male breeding is olive-green above, darker on wings and tail, with contrasting grey head with... read more
Song usually consists of three distinct parts: a series of rapid double notes, followed by a series... read more
Breeds in variety of coniferous, mixed and deciduous forest, also alder (Alnus) and willow... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects, especially lepidopteran larvae, in summer, and in winter fruits, berries and nectar, as well as insects; flowering trees... read more
Season Jun–Aug, egg-laying Jun–Jul; rarely double-brooded, but replacement clutch may be laid up to early Aug. Nest a cup of... read more
Long-distance migrant. Leaves breeding grounds mainly during second half Aug, moving S or SE to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common to abundant throughout breeding range; numbers fluctuate from year to year in response to cyclical fluctuations of... read more
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