Kentucky warbler (Oporornis formosus)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 4.5 inches
small, active, insect-eating bird frequently found near the ground
Thin, pointed bill
Black patch below eye
Entirely yellow underparts
Females and immatures have slightly duller face patterns than males
The yellow underparts, olive upperparts and black patch below the eye
of the Kentucky warbler are superficially similar to the male common
yellowthroat but the yellowthroat lacks the yellow spectacles and has a
white belly. Other similar warblers lack the black patch below the eye.
Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: Woodland
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 4-5
Length of Incubation: 12-13 days
Days to Fledge: 8-10
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 U
Su - Summer: June, July, August U
Fall: September, October, November
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley