Bachman's Warbler

Vermivora bachmanii

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

BAWA

Code 6

VERBAC

ITIS

Egg Color:

White



Number of Eggs:

3 - 5



Incubation Days:

12



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

1 - 4 feet above ground., In bottomland forests, usually those associated with water.



Nest Material:

Leaves, grass, moss, and other plant material., Lined with finer material and Spanish Moss.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Bachman's Warbler: Small warbler with olive-green upperparts, yellow forehead, throat, and underparts, faint white eye-ring, and black crown and bib. Female and juvenile are duller and lack black on crown and breast. Believed to be extinct.

Range and Habitat

Bachman's Warbler: Probably extinct; previously occurred in the southeastern U.S. during its breeding season; the only positive winter reports for this species were in Cuba and southern Florida. In the breeding season, the species favored seasonally flooded swamp forests, especially with cane thickets.

Breeding and Nesting

Bachman's Warbler: Three to five white eggs are laid in a nest made of leaves, grass, moss, and other plant material, lined with finer material and Spanish moss, and built from 1 to 4 feet above the ground in a bottomland forest, usually near water. Female incubates eggs for about 12 days.

Foraging and Feeding

Bachman's Warbler: Eats insects, mostly caterpillars, spiders, and other small invertebrates: Forages by searching among leaves and probing into leaf clusters.

Vocalization

Bachman's Warbler: Song is a series of buzzing notes remaining on one pitch.

Similar Species

Bachman's Warbler: Hooded Warbler has yellow face, belly, and undertail coverts, and large white patches on outer tail feathers.

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UnderpartsX

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

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
CrownX
The crown is the top part of the birds head.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X