Worm-eating Warbler

Helmitheros vermivorus
Worm-eating Warbler (20074 bytes)


Description: Back, wings, and tail olive brown; buffy below. Head also buffy, contrasting with bold, dark stripes.


Song: A sharp, dry trill.

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


Distribution: Breeds primarily in the Appalachian states. Also through Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana, much of Connecticut, northern New Jersey, and coastal North Carolina. Scattered populations beyond southeast and midwest parts of range. A bird of wooded slopes with dense undergrowth.

Winters in Mexico south to Panama and in the West Indies, Bahamas, Greater Antilles, and Virgin Islands.

Broad migrations from Texas to Florida, with peak migrations on the Gulf Coast during first three weeks of April. Arrives in northeast late April to early May.


Status: Common in appropriate habitats, though some regional declines likely due to deforestation. Breeding Bird Survey

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