wormeating warbler (Helmitheros vermivorus)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 4.5 inches
small, active, insect-eating bird that often forages in dead leaves
Thin pointed bill
Black and buff head stripes
Buffy breast with whiter underparts
Upperparts solidly olive-brown
Sexes and ages similar in plumage
The bold head stripes on an otherwise plain bird make the worm-eating
warbler unlikely to be confused with any other warbler.
Migration Status: Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat: Woodland
Nest Location: Ground-low nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 3-6
Length of Incubation: 13 days
Days to Fledge: 10
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 U
Su - Summer: June, July, August U
Fall: September, October, November R
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley