Tennessee Warbler

(Oreothlypis peregrina)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common to abundant migrant, rare breeder in

Habitat

Forest openings with tall shrubs and young deciduous trees.

Size

4½ to 5 in length

8 wingspan


Identification

The breeding male is bright olive-green on the back, wings, and rump. The head and nape of neck are pale a bluish-gray. The eyeline is black and the supercilium (eyebrow) is white. The underparts are all white but there may be a slight yellowish wash on the flanks or breast. The tail and wing feathers are dark gray. The non-breeding male is duller above with a grayish-green head and nape and a yellowish wash on the throat and breast.

The breeding female is similar to the male but has an olive-gray head and nape of neck, dusky eyeline, yellow eyebrow, and a yellowish wash on the throat and breast. The nonbreeding female has yellow underparts except for the undertail coverts, which are pale yellow.

 
Voice

A three-part call: four or five sharp notes followed by three double notes then eight or ten quick, higher-pitched notes, all lasting about four seconds; ticka-ticka-ticka-ticka swit-swit-swit chew-chew-chew-chew-chew-chew-chew-chew.

 
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Food

Small insects, especially spruce budworm (Choristoneura sp.), berry juice and small berries, seeds, and flower nectar.

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

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


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Taxonomy
When Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee Warbler but was not widely accepted. Currently, three names for the Nashville Warbler are in use, Vermivora peregrina by The Internet Bird Collection and IUCN, Leiothlypis peregrina by Avibase, ITIS37, and NCBI4.and Oreothlypis peregrina by American Ornithologist’s Union.


Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Parulidae (New World warblers)

 
Subordinate Taxa

 

 
Synonyms

Leiothlypis peregrina

Sylvia peregrina

Vermivora peregrina


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Tennessee Warbler on his territory in the Maine boreal forest. © 2011 Garth McElroy

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  Tennessee Warbler (Emberizidae: Vermivora peregrina) Male, Close-up
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Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (14 May 2012).

 
     
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Oreothlypis peragrina = TENNESSEE WARBLER foraging, preening.

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