Palm Warbler

(Setophaga palmarum)

Conservation Status
Palm Warbler
Photo by Lynn Rubey
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N4B, N5N - Apparently Secure Breeding, Secure Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
 
Description
 
 

The Western Palm Warbler breeding male has olive-brown upperparts; yellow throat, breast, and undertail coverts; whitish belly; dark streaking on the breast; rust-colored cap; dark eyeline; and pale eyebrow.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

4 to 5½ in length

8 wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
   
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Breeding: Edges of bogs with black spruce, open forests with black spruce and sphagnum moss

Migration: Woodland openings, thickets

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

Late April to late May and mid-August to late October

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

Insects and small fruits

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common migrant, rare breeder

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Passeriformes (perching birds)  
 

Family

Parulidae (New World warblers, wood warblers)  
 

Genus

Setophaga (redstarts)  
       
 

In 2011 all of the wood warblers were reclassified resulting in new genus names for almost all of them. The genus Dendroica, with 29 members, was merged with the genus Setophaga, with just 3 members. All of the former Dendroica species have been renamed to Setophaga.

Palm Warbler, formerly Dendroica palmarum, is now Setophaga palmarum.

 
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

Eastern Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea)

Western Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum palmarum)

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Dendroica palmarum

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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...a Palm Warbler in The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge in a field of native prairie grass.

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  Western Palm Warbler  
     
  31805 Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)
Bill Keim
 
  31805 Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)  

 

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  Setophaga palmarum PALM WARBLER foraging, catches moth
Rob Curtis
 
   
 
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Published on Jan 10, 2019

Setophaga palmarum PALM WARBLER foraging, catches moth at Montrose Point, Chicago. October, 2018.

   
       
  Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) Feeding on the Ground Monroe County Florida
Colette Micallef
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 11, 2015

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) Feeding on the Ground

Long Key and Bahia Honda State Park

Monroe County Florida

2/27/2015

   
       
  Palm warbler (Setophaga palmarum)
Chuck Schussman
 
   
 
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Published on Jul 6, 2018

Footage of two different palm warblers, Western variation; one at Huntington Beach Central Library on February 18, 2018, and the other at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary (Irvine, California) on February 27, 2018.

   
       
  Western Palm Warbler
MyBackyardBirding
 
   
 
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Published on Nov 3, 2016

A Western Palm Warbler wintering in the Florida Backyard. There are two species of the Palm Warbler and both spend winter in Florida - a "western" subspecies which is the duller, but still beautiful bird seen here and an "eastern" (or "yellow") subspecies which is a much more striking bird. It can be seen in this video taken in a nearby mangrove swamp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxmw_RsJu7k

The "western" refers to the summer breeding range of this warbler which migrates to the southeast in great numbers, while the "eastern" Palm Warbler with summer breeding grounds in the Northeast migrates more to the west - So many more western birds end up in Florida than eastern birds during the winter - now you know!

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Lynn Rubey
5/13/2019

Location: Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

...a Palm Warbler in The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge in a field of native prairie grass.

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