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Magnolia Warbler
Dendroica magnolia

Warblers and Tanagers
Wood-Warbler Family (Parulidae)

Size: Length: 11-13.5 cm

Description: Rare in the Canadian Rockies, the magnolia warbler has not been recorded nesting south of the Athabasca River valley. They have a dark head, wings and back, with a bright yellow underside. Males have a gray crown and nape, white eyebrow line and a black mask. There is a small patch of white beneath the eye. The wings and back are mostly black. There is a yellow rump patch. The sides of the wing, and the outer edge of the tail have some white visible. The breast and belly are yellow, streaked vertically with black. The throat is unmarked yellow. Females lack the black mask of the male. They have a gray head with a white eye streak. Their chest and belly are yellow, with dark spots rather than streaks. The song is a warbling series of rising notes: "we-o-we-o-we-chy". Its call is similar to the yellow warbler, but it usually occurs in drier locales. It prefers coniferous woods or open mixed-woods. They nest in conifers, usually on a horizontal limb.

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