bluewinged warbler (Vermivora pinus)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 4.25 inches
small, active, insect-eating bird
Thin, very pointed bill
Yellow head and underparts
White undertail coverts
Olive nape and back
Blue-gray wings with two white wing bars
Females and immatures have paler yellow heads and breasts
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
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.
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
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.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May R
Su - Summer: June, July, August R
Fall: September, October, November
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley