French: Paruline vermivore German: Haldenwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita gusanera
J. F. Gmelin
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Over much of E USA S of Great Lakes (excluding Florida Peninsula and much of S Atlantic coastal plain); distribution centred around Appalachians and adjacent areas. Migrates to lowlands of Central America from S & E Mexico S to W Panama, and Caribbean.
11–13 cm; 11·8–17·4 g. Head is rich buff, with broad blackish lateral crownstripe and narrower blackish eyestripe; upperparts uniformly olive-... read more
Song a monotonous loud dry trill on even pitch similar to that of Chipping Sparrow (Spizella... read more
Breeds on wooded ravines and hillsides in deciduous and mixed woodlands with dense undergrowth,... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects, especially caterpillars, and other arthropods, especially spiders (Araneae). Forages primarily by gleaning in understorey... read more
Season May–Jul, egg-laying May–Jun. Nest a cup of dead leaves, lined with hair, moss and stems of maple (Acer) leaves... read more
Short-distance to medium-distance migrant. Leaves breeding grounds mainly from late Jul, those in E... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Listed as a species of conservation concern by US Fish & Wildlife Service. Generally fairly common throughout range.... read more
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