Connecticut Warbler

Oporornis agilis

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)

Code 4

CONW

Code 6

OPOAGI

ITIS

Egg Color:

White with lavender, brown and black marks



Number of Eggs:

2 - 5



Incubation Days:

11 - 12



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

On small hillock of moss.



Nest Material:

Bark pieces and grass with lining of fine plant materials and mammal hair.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Connecticut Warbler: Large ground-walking warbler with olive-gray upperparts and yellow underparts. Head has a slate-gray hood and bold white eye-ring. Female and juvenile have olive-brown hood that blends with back.

Range and Habitat

Connecticut Warbler: Breeds from eastern British Columbia east through central Canada to western Quebec, and south to northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Spends winters in the tropics. Preferred habitats include open larch-spruce bogs. Found in low wet woods and damp thickets during migration.

Breeding and Nesting

Connecticut Warbler: Three to five white eggs, marked with brown, lavender, and black, are laid in a nest made of grass and concealed in a clump of moss. Incubation ranges from 11 to 12 days and is carried out by the female.

Foraging and Feeding

Connecticut Warbler: Feeds on insects, spiders, snails, berries, and seeds.

Vocalization

Connecticut Warbler: Song is a loud, ringing "beecher-beecher-beecher-beecher" or "chippy-chipper-chippy-chipper."

Similar Species

Connecticut Warbler: Mourning Warbler is smaller, has a shorter bill, and male has a black upper breast. MacGillivray's Warbler is smaller and has incomplete eye ring.

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UnderpartsX

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

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X