Nashville Warbler

Oreothlypis ruficapilla

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

NAWA

Code 6

ORERUF

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Nashville Warbler has a large range, estimated globally at 2,800,000 square kilometers. Native to North and Central America as well as nearby island nations this bird prefers temperate, subtropical, or tropical forest ecosystems. The global population of this bird is estimated at 34,000,000 individuals and does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Nashville Warbler is Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Nashville Warbler: Small warbler, olive-green upperparts, yellow underparts, white lower belly. Small chestnut-brown cap, barely noticeable. Gray hood extends to back, eye-ring is white. Two breeding populations, a mid to northeastern one that doesn't wag its tail, and a Pacific Coast one that does.

 

Range and Habitat

Nashville Warbler: Breeds from British Columbia and northwestern Montana south to central California and central Idaho; and from Manitoba, Quebec, and Nova Scotia, south to Minnesota, northern West Virginia, and western Maryland. Spends winters south of the U.S.-Mexico border. Preferred habitats include thickets in open mixed forests or brushy borders of swamps.

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Nashville Warbler SONGS AND CALLS

Nashville Warbler E1

Song starts with rapid two notes phrases followed by a trill. "See-bit-see-bit-see-bit- ti-ti-ti-ti".

Nashville Warbler C1

"Chip" calls given in flight.

Similar Sounding

Tennessee Warbler A1

Song is composed of two to three trilled sections, with the final part being louder and faster.

Virginia's Warbler A1

Song is several warbled phrases that end in a quick upslur or downslur.


Voice Text

"teebit-teebit-teebit, chipper-chipper-chipper-chipper"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Although named after Nashville, Tennessee, the Nashville Warbler only visits that area during migration. It was first observed there in 1811 by Alexander Wilson, who named the species.
  • It sometimes uses porcupine quills as nest material.
  • The western population was once considered a separate species, called the "Calaveras Warbler."
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

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