Hooded Warbler

Wilsonia citrina
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Description: Upperparts olive green, underparts bright yellow. Black hood extends from crown, around neck and under throat, setting off dark eye and yellow face. Undertail white; outer tail feathers obvious when tail is fanned.

Song: Loud, musical whistled notes, emphatic at the end. Typically described as, "ta-wit ta-wit ta-wit TEE-yo."

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

Distribution: Breeds from west-central New York and Connecticut south to northern Florida, west to east Texas and sporadically to north-central Wisconsin. Found in mature forests with shrubby understory in moist areas such as near swamps and streams.

Winters primarily in southern Mexico and Central America, especially in the Yucatan peninsula.

A trans-Gulf migrant, appearing on Gulf coast as early as mid-March. Typically arrives on northernmost breeding grounds during first two weeks of May.

Status: Overall stable, though declining in regions where forest practices include clearing and burning of undergrowth; susceptible to fragmentation. Increasing in areas of selective cutting and tree falls resulting from wind storms. Breeding Bird Survey

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