Nashville warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.

 

IDENTIFICATION

  • Length: 4 inches

  • Small, active, insect-eating bird

  • Thin, very pointed bill

  • White eye ring

  • Yellow throat, breast, and undertail coverts

  • White belly

  • Olive upperparts

  • No wing bars

  • Rusty crown patch of male is rarely visible

  • Male has gray head, female and immature's is duller, more olive

Similar species:

The Nashville warbler is similar to a number of other warblers. It can be
identified by its white eye ring, underparts pattern (yellow from throat to
breast, white belly, and yellow undertail coverts), and lack of wing bars. In
fall, the Connecticut warbler is similar but larger, has a heavier and less
pointed bill, yellow belly and an olive wash across the breast. Tennessee
and orange-crowned warblers lack the eye ring instead having a pale super-
ciliums.

 

LIFE HISTORY

Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: Successional-scrub
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 4-5
Length of Incubation: 11-12 days
Days to Fledge: 11
Number of Broods:?
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
R
      Su - Summer: June, July, August
      Fall: September, October, November
R

      Winter: December, January, February

 

 

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