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Tennessee Warbler
Vermivora peregrina

Warblers and Tanagers
Wood-Warbler Family (Parulidae)

Size: Length: 11.5-12.5 cm

Description: The Tennessee warbler is an occasional migrant and nester in the Rockies. Males have a grayish head and neck, and an olive-green back, wings and tail. There is a white eyebrow and a black eye stripe. The breast is white. Females are more colourful with the olive-green colour extending into the head, and breast.

This woodland warbler can be found in a variety of habitats, including coniferous or mixed woods, alder thickets, fire sites and even pure deciduous stands. It feeds on insects and other invertebrates, along with berries. They nest on the ground, often in bogs, occasionally on dry hillsides. They like to use moss as a base, and may build an arched roof of moss and grass.

The distinctive call has three syllables, and gradually increases in speed. It sounds like: "tick-tick-tick, swit-swit-swit, chouchouchouchouchou". they are similar in appearance to the orange-crowned warbler, but the latter has a faint eye-ring and yellowish undertail coverts.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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