Wilson's WarblerWilson’s warblers are found primarily in northern North America across Canada and south through the western United States. This migratory warbler winters in Central America. This is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.

This bird was first described in 1811 by the American ornithologist Alexander Wilson, who gave his own name to the species.



Ths is a smallish warbler – just over four inches (12 cm) long. It is characterized by a yellow eyebrow and underparts. The back and wings are an olive color. The male has a green-brown cap.

Males of the western race W. p. chryseola are greener above and brighter than the eastern race.


Diet / Feeding:

Their diet consists of fruits and insects, often caught by flycatching.


Breeding / Nesting:

The breeding habitat is fairly open woodlands with undergrowth or shrubs. Hens nest on the ground, laying 4-6 eggs in a cup nest.


Song / Call:

The song is a series of descending notes. The call is a loud chif.

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson


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