Nashville Warbler

General description.

The "Nashville Warbler" has orange crown feathers, that usually remain veiled. It has a narrow white eye ring, but no wing bars. It was discovered by the noted ornithologist, Alexander Wilson, in Nashville, Tennessee in 1810.

Female appearance.

The female lacks a chestnut crown.

Juvenile appearance.

The young "Nashville Warbler" is much duller than the adult.

Flight pattern.

These warblers often hover, on rapidly beating wings, to snatch eggs and larvae of small insects from a leaf.

Breeding habits.

The "Nashville Warbler" breeds from British Columbia and northwestern Montana eastward through the Great Lakes and New England southward to western Maryland and Virginia. In the west, you will find it in central California and Idaho.

Calls or song.

This warbler produces a ringing, "teebit-teebit-teebit, chipper-chipper-chipper-chipper". This is sung in two distinct segments.

Population and distribution.

The "Nashville Warbler" is comfortable in a number of habitats: the edges of woodlands of mixed deciduous and conifer trees, as well as chaparral in the west. It has also benefited from the clearing of forests and decline of farming, as it breeds, most successfully, in brushy overgrown pastures. These birds winter in South Florida and Mexico and south to Guatemala.

Nesting habits.

The nest is woven from grass, leaves and roots, lined with pine needles and placed at the base of a bush or in a tussock of grass. The female "Nashville Warbler" then lays 4 or 5 white eggs, speckled with brown.
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