magnolia warbler (Dendroica magnolia)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 4.25 inches
Small, active, insect-eating bird
Bright yellow rump
Thin, pointed bill
Broken white band in tail
Adult male alternate:
White supercilium and broken eye ring
Pale gray crown
Golden yellow underparts
Heavy black streaks across breast and onto flanks
Gray wings with thick white edging
Females in alternate plumage similar but duller
Basic and immature:
Indistinct white eye ring and supercilium
Back grayish-olive with variable amounts of black streaking (heaviest in adult males)
Grayish band across breast
Yellow to yellow-gray throat
Fine to thick black streaking on flanks
White wing bars
The breeding-plumage magnolia warbler is quite distinctive with its
bright yellow underparts with thick black streaks and black mask.
Basic and immature plumaged birds are more difficult to identify.
The yellow underparts with streaking confined to the flanks is also
found in prairie, Kirtland's, black-throated green, and blackburnian
warblers. All these species lack a gray breast band and white tail band.
Blackburnian has a bold yellow supercilium. Black-throated green has
a yellow face. Prairie wags its tail and has a different face pattern.
Kirtland's warbler has darker gray upperparts.
Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: Woodland
Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 3-5
Length of Incubation: 11-13 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 O
Su - Summer: June, July, August
Fall: September, October, November U
Winter: December, January, February
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Crooked Run Valley