Canada warbler (Wilsonia canadensis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.

 

IDENTIFICATION:

  • Length: 4.75 inches

  • small, insect-eating bird

  • Thin, pointed bill

  • Yellow spectacles and underparts

  • White undertail coverts

  • Gray upperparts

  • Pink legs

  • No white in outer tail feathers

  • Adult male has black necklace and black on forehead and around eye;   females and immatures have gray necklaces and foreheads

Similar species:

The adult male Canada warbler is instantly recognizable with its black
necklace. Females and immatures also have the diagnostic necklace but
it is gray and less noticeable. The combination of gray upperparts, no
wing bars and yellow underparts is unique.

 

LIFE HISTORY

Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: Woodland
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 3-5
Length of Incubation: ? days
Days to Fledge: ?
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
      Su - Summer: June, July, August
      Fall: September, October, November
R

      Winter: December, January, February

 

 

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