Chestnut-sided Warbler

Dendroica pensylvanica
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Description: White underparts with a broad chestnut flank stripe. Yellow to yellow-green cap with black face markings and broad yellow wing bars.


Song: A series of rich notes, “please please pleased-to-meetcha.”

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


Distribution: Breeds from central Canada east to the Maritime Provinces, south through New England and the Great Lakes and through the Appalachian Mountains to northern Georgia. Nests in early to middle successional habitats where it prefers deciduous, brushy areas.

Winters in central Mexico south through Central America.

The Chestnut-sided Warbler is a trans-Gulf migrant that arrives along the Gulf Coast in mid-April. Begins to arrive on its northern breeding grounds in mid-May.


Status: Populations of Chestnut-sided Warbler are declining in the Southeast, probably due to habitat loss and fragmentation. More northern populations are stable or undergoing local population declines. Breeding Bird Survey

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