hooded warbler (Wilsonia citrina)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.

 

IDENTIFICATION:

  • Length: 4.5 inches

  • small, insect-eating bird

  • Thin, pointed bill

  • Yellow face and underparts

  • Olive upperparts

  • Pink legs

  • Considerable amount of white in outer tail feathers

Male:

  • Black head and yellow face

Female:

  • Yellow supercilium

  • Olive crown

  • Some birds have faint blackish hoods

Similar species:

The male hooded warbler is instantly recognizable with its black and
yellow face pattern. Females are similar to female Wilson's warblers
but Wilson's are smaller and lack white in the tail.

 

LIFE HISTORY

Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: Woodland
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 3-4
Length of Incubation: 12 days
Days to Fledge: 8-9
Number of Broods: Usually 1
Diet: Exclusively 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
U
      Su - Summer: June, July, August U
      Fall: September, October, November R

      Winter: December, January, February

 

 

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