chestnutsided warbler (Dendroica pensylvanica)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 4.25 inches
Small, active, insect-eating bird
Yellow wing bars
Thin, pointed bill
Adult male alternate:
White patch on side of neck surrounded by thick black eyeline and black malar streak
Black malar streak connects with thick rusty stripe on side
Black back with white streaks
Female in alternate plumage similar to male but duller with reduced rust on sides
Basic and immature:
Green crown, nape and back
Gray face and sides of breast
White eye ring
White belly and undertail coverts
Some rust may be present on sides
In alternate plumage, the only other warbler with rusty sides is the bay
breasted warbler but it has a brown, not yellow, crown and has a dark
throat. In basic (fall) and immature plumages the yellow wing bars can
also be found in the golden-winged warbler but this species has a dark
throat and cheek patch. The white eye ring, unstreaked underparts, and
gray face are also good field marks.
Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: Successional-scrub
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 3-5
Length of Incubation: 12-13 days
Days to Fledge: 10-12
Number of Broods: ?
Diet: Primarily insects; lesser quantities of fruit
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 O
Su - Summer: June, July, August
Fall: September, October, November O
Winter: December, January, February
Calendar of Events
Sky Meadows Park
Crooked Run Valley