NASHVILLE WARBLER

NASHVILLE WARBLER(Oreothlypis ruficapilla) – (See images below)
DESCRIPTION: The Nashville Warbler has a grey head with a faded brown patch in the male. The sides are faded yellow and the rump white. The back and wings are green-grey. There is a distinctive white eye ring. Females and juveniles have similar colors but duller. The bird is about 10 cm (4 inches) long.
VOICE: https://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Leiothlypis-ruficapilla
NAME: The name ‘Nashville’ comes from the location (in Tennessee) of the first discovered specimen. Warblers are thus called thanks to their generally melodious songs. The genus Latin name ‘Oreothlypis’ is Greek for a kind of mountain finch, and the species Latin name  ‘ruficapilla’ refers to the brown patch on the male’s head.
HABITAT: Forests with shrubs.
DIET: Insects foraged on lower branches.
NESTING: Nests on the ground, in a well-camouflaged spot under a shrub. Between four and six white eggs are laid, incubated by both parents, who also both feed the chicks.
DISTRIBUTION: Breeding range encompasses southeast Canada and northeast USA, winters mostly in Mexico.
DISTRIBUTION MAP: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nashville_warbler#/media/File:Oreothlypis_ruficapilla_map.svg
ON PEI: Breeds on Prince Edward Island, fairly common spring, summer and fall.
CONSERVATION: Population appears stable at around 30 million, not considered at risk.
NOTES: Warblers are small passerines.
SIMILAR SPECIES: Mourning Warbler, Tennessee Warbler
REFERENCES: https://www.borealbirds.org/bird/nashville-warbler
https://www.mba-aom.ca/jsp/toc.jsp (Maritimes Breeding Bird Atlas)
Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas (Nashville Warbler)
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Nashville_Warbler/id
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nashville_warbler
https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/nashville-warbler
https://identify.whatbird.com/obj/341/overview/Nashville_Warbler.aspx

Nashville Warbler - Winema National Forest, Oregon - US Fish & Wildlife Service
Nashville Warbler – Winema National Forest, Oregon – US Fish & Wildlife Service