Tennessee warbler (Vermivora peregrina)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.

 

IDENTIFICATION:

  • 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:

  • Gray crown

  • White supercilium and dark eyeline

  • White underparts

Basic, female and immature:

  • Olive crown

  • Yellowish supercilium

  • Greenish-yellow throat and breast

Similar species:

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.

 

LIFE HISTORY

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.

 

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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