MacGillivray's Warbler

Oporornis tolmiei
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Description: Olive upperparts, yellow underparts. Gray hood with white arcs above and below eye. (Compare to Mourning and Hooded.)

Song: Series of short, rough trill notes followed by down-slurred notes, like, "sweet sweet sweet peachy peachy peachy."

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

Distribution: Breeds from southern Yukon south through the Rocky Mountains to east-central Arizona and southern New Mexico, east to South Dakota. Isolated populations in northwest Mexico. Found in dense, deciduous thickets.

Winters primarily in southern Baja California, Mexico, south through Central America.

Migration begins early April, with central California coast breeders arriving by second week, progressively later farther north. Reaches Alberta breeding grounds in late May.

Status: Populations seem to be stable. Breeding Bird Survey

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