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Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus


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Pine Warbler
credit: Ken Thomas

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Family: Parulidae, Wood Warblers view all from this family

Description ADULT MALE Has mostly olive-yellow upperparts with darker wings that show pale feather edges and two white wing bars. On the head, note the broken yellow eyering and yellow loral spot. Throat, breast, and flanks are yellowish, grading to white on belly and undertail coverts; shows faint dark streaks on side of breast. ADULT FEMALE Similar, but paler and less colorful overall, with less distinct streaks on flanks. IMMATURE Duller and less colorful than respective-sex adult, immature female being gray-buff overall.

Dimensions Length: 5 1/2" (14 cm)

Habitat Common summer visitor (mainly Apr-Sep) to pine forests across north of region; present year-round further south and winter range is mainly in southeastern U.S.

Observation Tips Easy to see in suitable habitats.

Range Southeast, Eastern Canada, New England, Rocky Mountains, Texas, Plains, Great Lakes, Western Canada, Florida, Mid-Atlantic

Voice Song is a rapid, vibrating trill; call is soft tchip.

Discussion Familiar eastern wood-warbler that is invariably associated with pines. Sexes are similar, but separable with care.