Nashville Warbler

(Oreothlypis ruficapilla)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common to abundant migrant, common breeder

Habitat

Open, deciduous, coniferous, or mixed woodlands with shrubby understory, riparian woodlands, edges of forests and burned areas, cedar-spruce swamps, and abandoned fields

Size

4½ to 5 in length

7½ wingspan


Identification

The head is gray. There is a bold white eye ring. The upper parts are yellowish-green. The breast is yellow. The belly (between the legs) is white. Adult males have a bluish-gray head, a bright yellow throat, and a small reddish-brown patch on the crown, which can be raised when he is agitated but is otherwise covered with gray feathers and may not be visible. Females have a duller gray head and a pale yellow throat.

 
Voice

Several paired notes followed by a short trill, lasting about three seconds:
see-it see-it see-it see-it see-it ti-ti-ti-ti-ti.

 
Similar
Species

Connecticut Warbler (Oporonis agilis) is yellow between the legs.

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis tolmiei) is yellow between the legs.

Wilson’s Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) is yellow between the legs.


Food

Small insects, including caterpillars, flies, and aphids

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Late April to early June and late July to mid-October


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Taxonomy
When Nashville Warbler was originally described in 1811 it was placed in the genus Sylvia. Later, that genus was restricted to Old World species and in 1929 Nashville Warbler was moved to the genus Vermivora. More recently, several Vermivora species were separated from that genus and placed in the genus Oreothlypis. In 2008, the new genus Leiothlypis was proposed for Nashville Warbler but was not widely accepted. Currently, three names for the Nashville Warbler are in use, Vermivora ruficapilla by The Internet Bird Collection and IUCN, Leiothlypis ruficapilla by Avibase and ITIS37, and Oreothlypis ruficapilla by American Ornithologist’s Union and NCBI4.


Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Parulidae (New World warblers)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Eastern Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla ruficapilla)

Western Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla ridgwayi)

 
Synonyms

Leiothlypis ruficapilla

Vermivora ruficapilla


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Oreothlypis ruficapilla

 
     
  Nashville Warbler
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Published on Jun 30, 2015

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  Nashville Warbler, Vermivora ruficapilla foraging, singing, preening, bathing
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Published on Mar 9, 2014

Nashville Warbler, Vermivora ruficapilla foraging, singing, preening, bathing.

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  Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla) Window-Strike Fatality
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Published on May 22, 2013

This male Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla), like other migrant species must successfully navigate a myriad of human-made hazards to get from the wintering grounds to the breeding grounds, and back again. This specimen, a window-fatality, wasn't among the fortunate. Photographed at the Wellness Center, UND campus, Grand Forks, North Dakota (22 May 2013).

 
     
  Nashville Warbler in N.J. - Oct. 21, 2015
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Published on Oct 26, 2015

Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla) in New Jersey. Video taken Oct. 21, 2015 with Canon Power Shot SX50 HS.

 
     
  Nashville Warbler (GH2 + 100-300mm) 2012-03-03
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Published on Mar 3, 2012

Panasonic GH2 + 100-300mm
AVCHD 1280x720 60p 17Mbps
Exposure: F7.1 1/125 ISO160
Film Mode: Standard (C:0 S:+2 NR:0)
WB: Sunny mode

 
     

 

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