Canada Warbler

Cardellina canadensis

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

CAWA

Code 6

CADCAN

ITIS

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ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Canada Warbler has a fairly large range of almost 3 million square kilometers. The global population of this bird is around 1.5 million birds. It is native to much of North and Central America as well as the Caribbean. This bird has a current rating of Least Concern, although it was previously rated as Lower Risk as early as 2000. At this time, there is no concern regarding possible population declines with the Canada Warbler.

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BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

SUMMARY

Overview

Canada Warbler: Small warbler with slate-gray upperparts, bright yellow underparts, black-streaked necklace, and white vent. The eye-ring is yellow to white. Bill is gray. Pink legs and feet. Skulks in low, dense undergrowth beneath mixed hardwoods. Direct flight with quick, fluttering wing beats.


Range and Habitat

Canada Warbler: Breeds from southeastern Canada across the northern states and the Canadian provinces east of the Rockies. Also breeds along the Appalachian Mountains into northern Georgia. Spends winters in the tropics of northern South America. Preferred habitats include cool, moist woodlands with abundant undergrowth.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"chip"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Canada Warblers are declining throughout the Northeast at rates of 4% to 7% per year. The causes of the declines are unknown, but loss and degradation of breeding habitat appear to be contributing factors.
  • The distinctive black markings across an otherwise yellow throat and breast gives this warbler the nickname of "Necklaced Warbler."
  • They have been seen twice in Europe. The first record was seen in Iceland, and the second was of a first-winter female which was found in Kilbaha, County Clare, Ireland in October 2006.
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP

CERange Map for Canada Warbler

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
VentX
Birds do not have two separate cavities for excrement and reproduction like humans do. In birds, there is one single entrance/exit that suits both functions called the vent, cloaca or anus.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X