Nashville warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 4 inches
Small, active, insect-eating bird
Thin, very pointed bill
White eye ring
Yellow throat, breast, and undertail coverts
No wing bars
Rusty crown patch of male is rarely visible
Male has gray head, female and immature's is duller, more olive
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-
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.
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 R
Su - Summer: June, July, August
Fall: September, October, November R
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley