Magnolia Warblers are
often easier to see than many
warblers due to their preference for small trees and shrubs. This preference for smaller trees has helped it to avoid population losses due to
habitat loss, as it can quickly adapt to second-growth forest.
Habitat: Generally shrubs or low trees
during migration through the state.
Diet: Mostly insects. Occasionally
may feed on fruit and berries.
Behavior: Forages by moving through foliage and
gleaning insects, often at very low heights. They will also sometimes
act like flycatchers and take insects in mid-air.
Breeding: Non-breeder in South Dakota.
Migration: Neotropical migrant, wintering in Mexico and Central
America. Breeds throughout much of Canada, the northeastern United States,
and the extreme northern part of the U.S. Midwest.
Conservation Status: Stable and possibly even increasing in number.
Cornell University's "All About Birds - Magnolia Warbler"
Photo Information: May 19th, 2006 - USGS EROS Data
Center grounds, Minnehaha County -- Terry Sohl
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