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MacGillivray's Warbler
Oporornis tolmiei

Warblers and Tanagers
Wood-Warbler Family (Parulidae)

Size: Length: 12.5-14.5 cm

Description: This uncommon eastern slopes warbler looks like a small yellow bird with a gray hood over its head, nape, and throat. There is an incomplete white eye-ring and faint, but dark eye-stripe. The remainder of the upper body-- the back, wings and tail are olive-green. The breast is yellow, fading to olive near the abdomen. There are no wing bands visible. The hood of the female is slightly lighter in colour than the male. They prefer a variety of habitats, from logged and burned areas to moist alder thickets, generally not far from water. They spend most of their time near the ground picking low dwelling insects like grasshoppers and beetles. The nest is also near the ground, built on a low tree or shrub, usually not more than 6 metres high. The song is a rolling series of liquid tones resembling "chu weet-chu weet-chu weet-chewp-chewp".

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