French: Ictérie polyglotte German: Flötenstärling Spanish: Reinita grande
America = South Carolina, USA
Subspecies and Distribution
I. v. auricollis
(W. Deppe, 1830) – locally from SW Canada (S British Columbia, S Alberta and S Saskatchewan) S through W USA (E to W Kansas and WC Texas) to C Mexico (Baja California and Sonora S to at least Zacatecas); winters mainly in Mexico and Guatemala.
I. v. virens
(Linnaeus, 1758) – extreme SE Canada (extreme SE Ontario) and locally E USA (from E & S Iowa, NE Kansas and S Great Lakes S to EC Texas and N Florida) and NE Mexico; winters mainly E Mexico S to W Panama.
19 cm; 20·2–33·8 g. Large warbler with relatively stout bill and long tail. Male nominate race breeding has crown, nape and upperparts dark olive-green... read more
Song a highly varied and loud jumble of cackles, rattles, mews, whistles and squeals, very... read more
In breeding season dense thickets and scrub, typically on edge of deciduous woodland, preferring... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects and other invertebrates; also berries, wild grapes and other fruits, especially in autumn. Forages mainly by gleaning low... read more
Season May to early Aug, egg-laying Apr (in S of range) to Jul; occasionally double-brooded in S. Double-brooding has been found to be... read more
Short-distance to medium-distance migrant; some overwinter in S USA and N Mexico, within breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common over most of range. No evidence of long-term changes in population. Estimated breeding densities (per km2 in suitable... read more
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