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Wilson's Warbler
Wilsonia pusilla

Warblers and Tanagers
Wood-Warbler Family (Parulidae)

Size: Length: 11-12.5 cm Wingspan: 17-18 cm

Description: This bright warbler is a common nester in the Canadian Rockies. It has a yellow head with a black crown. The cheeks, nape, back, wings and tail are olive-green. There is a yellow eyebrow line extending through the cheek. The underside is yellow. Females lack the black crown, trading it in for olive-green. It prefers shrublands of alder or willow, often near water or avalanche slopes at a variety of elevations. Insects are de rigueur, picking them from the plants or catching some on the wing. The nest is placed on or near the ground, often near the base of a large shrub. The call is a rapid, stuttering series of notes: "chi-chi-chi-chet-chet".

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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