Hooded Warbler

Setophaga citrina

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

HOWA

Code 6

SETCIT

ITIS

Egg Color:

Cream with brown spots and blotches



Number of Eggs:

3 - 5



Incubation Days:

12



Egg Incubator:

Both sexes



Nest Location:

1 - 5 feet above ground.



Nest Material:

Dried leaves, plant fibers, and down bound with spider's silk with lining of mammal hair and grasses.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Hooded Warbler: Medium-sized warbler with olive-green upperparts and bright yellow underparts. Head has black hood with contrasting yellow face. Tail is often spread, displaying large white spots. Female and juvenile are duller and lack black hoods.

Range and Habitat

Hooded Warbler: Breeds from Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, and southern New England south to the Gulf coast and northern Florida. Spends winters in the tropics from southern Mexico and the West Indies to areas south. Preferred habitats include mature, moist forests with luxuriant undergrowth and wooded swamps.

Breeding and Nesting

Hooded Warbler: Three to five cream eggs with brown spots and blotches, are laid in a grass-lined nest made of dead leaves and plant fibers, and built low in a small tree or shrub. Eggs are incubated for 12 days by both parents.

Foraging and Feeding

Hooded Warbler: Diet consists of insects and other small arthropods.

Vocalization

Hooded Warbler: Song is a clear, ringing "tawee-tawee-tawee-tee-o."

Similar Species

Hooded Warbler: None in range. Female Wilson's Warbler is smaller and lacks white in tail.

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UnderpartsX

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

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
FaceX
The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X