Canada Warbler

Wilsonia canadensis
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Description: Gray above, yellow below with white undertail coverts. Dark "necklace" across breast. Bold yellow eye-ring and yellow supraloral stripe.


Song: Sharp chip note(s) followed by rich, variable warble, like "chup chuppity sweet-ditchee."

Recording
Produced by: Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.


Distribution: Breeds from northeastern British Columbia east through Quebec to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, south through Great Lakes region and Appalachian Mountains to northern Georgia. Prefers dense brush in moist hardwood or coniferous forests, sometimes along streamsides or ravines.

Winters in South America, rarely into Central America.

Migrates through Central America and Mexico, mostly from late April to mid-May, arriving on boreal breeding grounds usually during last third of May.

Status: Though stable over much of range, has experienced sharp population decline in areas such as Pennsylvania, likely because of breeding habitat fragmentation. Some populations may have benefitted from limited forest clearing. Breeding Bird Survey

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