pine warbler (Dendroica pinus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.

 

IDENTIFICATION:

  • Length: 4.75 inches

  • small, active, insect-eating bird

  • Thin, pointed bill

  • Faint yellowish supercilium

  • Olive upperparts with unstreaked back

  • Yellow throat and breast with blurry streaks on sides

  • White belly and undertail coverts

  • White wing bars

  • Dark legs

Adult male:

  • Bright yellow throat and breast

Female and immature:

  • Plumage similar to male but duller

  • Brownish tinged upperparts

Similar species:

The relatively plain face pattern and yellow throat and breast of the
pine warbler is somewhat similar to the yellow-throated vireo but
the vireo has spectacles and a thicker bill. In fall, the plumage is
similar to the basic and immature plumages of several other warblers.
The blackburnian warbler has white streaks on the back and a broader
supercilium. Blackpoll warbler has yellow legs and feet and a streaked
back. Bay-breasted warbler also has a streaked back, buffy undertail
coverts and less streaking on the breast. Cape May warbler has more
streaking across the breast and a pale mark on the side of the neck.
Orange-crowned warbler has yellow undertail coverts and lacks wing
bars.

 

LIFE HISTORY

Migration Status: Short distance migrant
Breeding Habitat: Woodland
Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 3-5
Length of Incubation: 10? days
Days to Fledge: 10?
Number of Broods: ?
Diet: Primarily insects seeds fruit

 

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 R
      Fall: September, October, November R

      Winter: December, January, February R

 

 

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