Connecticut Warbler

Oporornis agilis


Description: Olive upperparts, undersides yellow. Gray hood and conspicuous white eye-ring. (Compare to MacGillivray’s and Mourning.)


Song: Loud and accelerating, an explosive series of “beech-er” or “whipit-tee” notes.

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


Distribution: Breeds in boreal forest band from north-central British Columbia east to south-central Quebec, south to northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Habitat varies from spruce bogs to well-drained deciduous woods.

Thought to winter mainly within the Amazon region of South America.

Status: Uncommon; there is speculation that this species was much more common in the 19th century, though no indication for its decline since both breeding and presumed wintering habitats have remained relatively intact.
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