Pine Warbler

Setophaga pinus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

PIWA

Code 6

SETPIN

ITIS

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Pine Warbler has a large range, estimated at 2,400,000 square kilometers. This bird can be found in the United States, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Its preferred habitat includes tropical, temperate and subtropical forests. The global population of this species is estimated to be around 11,000,000 individual birds. Currently, it is not believed that the population trends for this species will soon approach the minimum levels that could suggest a potential decline in population. Due to this, population trends for the Pine Warbler have a present evaluation level of Least Concern.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Pine Warbler: Medium warbler with plain olive-gray upperparts, yellow throat and breast, blurry-streaked sides, and white belly and undertail coverts. Wings are gray with two white bars. It is the only warbler that eats large quantities of seeds, usually pine. One of the earliest breeding warblers.


Range and Habitat

Pine Warbler: Breeds from extreme southeastern Manitoba, across southern Ontario and into Maine, south across the eastern U.S. to eastern Texas, the Gulf Coast, and Florida. Spends winters in the southern states, occasionally north to New England. As the name suggests, this species prefers pine forests.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"tsup"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Pine Warbler is rarely found in deciduous vegetation except during migration.
  • The scientific name for this species describes its habitat: dendron (a tree); oicos (inhabitants); and pinus (a pine tree).
  • They prefer to nest in pine trees, hence their names.
  • A group of pine warblers are collectively known as a "cone" of warblers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP

CERange Map for Pine Warbler

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Imran Kahn

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Undertail covertsX
Small feathers that cover the areas where the retrices (tail feathers) attach to the rump.
UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
BellyX
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