Tennessee warbler (Vermivora peregrina)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 4.25 inches
small, active, insect-eating bird
Thin, very pointed bill
Olive back and wings
No wing bars
White undertail coverts
Adult male alternate:
White supercilium and dark eyeline
Basic, female and immature:
Greenish-yellow throat and breast
In spring, the male Tennessee warbler, with its plain olive upperparts,
gray crown, white supercilium and plain white underparts resembles a
miniature red-eyed vireo but note its thinner, pointed bill and dark eye.
In fall, the plumage is more similar to a Philadelphia vireo but, again,
note the thin, sharply pointed bill and smaller size. The orange-crowned
warbler is very similar but has yellow undertail coverts and blurry
streaks on the breast.
Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: Woodland
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 4-7
Length of Incubation: 11-12(?) days
Days to Fledge: ?
Number of Broods: ?
Diet: Primarily insects; lesser quantities of nectar and 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 R
Su - Summer: June, July, August
Fall: September, October, November R
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley