bluewinged warbler (Vermivora pinus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.

 

IDENTIFICATION:

  • Length: 4.25 inches

  • small, active, insect-eating bird

  • Thin, very pointed bill

  • Yellow head and underparts

  • White undertail coverts

  • Black eyeline

  • Olive nape and back

  • Blue-gray wings with two white wing bars

  • Pinkish legs

  • Females and immatures have paler yellow heads and breasts

Similar species:

The yellow, unstreaked head and underparts and the black eyeline
identify the blue-winged warbler. The blue-winged warbler
occassionally hybridizes with the golden-winged warbler to produce
offspring with characteristics of both parents. Some have mostly
white underparts (Brewster's warbler), while some have the yellow
plumage of the blue-winged but the dark throat of the golden-winged
(Lawrence's warbler).

 

LIFE HISTORY

Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: Successional-scrub
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 4-5
Length of Incubation: 10-11 days
Days to Fledge: 8-10
Number of Broods: ?
Diet: Primarily insects

 

SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE

 

Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.

 

Relative abundance
     C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
     U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
            numbers.
     O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
            sometimes low numbers.
     R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
     Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.

 

Seasonal Occurrence
      Sp - Spring: March, April, May
R
      Su - Summer: June, July, August R
      Fall: September, October, November

      Winter: December, January, February

 

 

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