Warblers are named for the location at
which the species was first documented, even though it is just a migrant through
the Nashville area. They are more visible than many
migrating warblers, as they generally forage rather low in brush or small
trees. Two distinct breeding populations exist, one in the Pacific
Northwest, and one in the upper Midwest, the Northeast, and southeastern Canada.
Western populations used to be called another species, the "Calaveras Warbler".
Habitat: Breeds in a wide variety of habitats,
including deciduous, coniferous or mixed forest, as well as thickets and
Diet: Almost exclusively insects.
Behavior: Primarily moves about low in the vegetation,
gleaning insects from flowers and leaves. Nesting occurs on the ground.
Nesting: Non-breeder in South Dakota
Migration: Summers throughout the Great Lakes region, the
northeastern U.S., parts of the northwestern U.S., and south-central and
southeast Canada. Winters in Mexico and Central America.
Conservation Status: Generally stable.
Cornell University's "All About Birds - Nashville Warbler"
eNature.com: Nashville Warbler
Photo Information: September 2008 - Minnehaha
County, South Dakota - Terry Sohl
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