French: Paruline de Virginia German: Gelbsteiß-Waldsänger Spanish: Reinita de Virginia
S. F. Baird
Cantonment [= Fort] Burgwyn, Taos County, New Mexico, USA
Patchily in SW USA from S Idaho, Wyoming and South Dakota S to California, Arizona, New Mexico and SW Texas. Migrates to W & S Mexico (from N Jalisco and Guanajuato, occasionally from Nayarit, S to S Oaxaca).
11–12 cm; 6–10·5 g. Male is mostly mid-grey above and paler grey below, with contrasting yellow patches on breast and undertail-coverts, and pale olive-... read more
Song a series of “chwee” notes followed by similar series on lower pitch, rather... read more
Breeds in highland areas in chaparral, open pinyon-juniper (Pinus-Juniperus) and... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds almost entirely on insects; apparently, no records of vegetable matter being eaten. Forages principally by gleaning and flycatching,... read more
Season May–Jul. Nest a shallow cup of grass and weed stalks, dry leaves and moss, lined with fine grass and hair, placed on ground,... read more
Medium-distance migrant. Leaves breeding grounds in Aug, following mountain valleys and foothills S... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common throughout much of its range, but documented as a species of management concern by US Fish & Wildlife Service,... read more
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