Palm Warblers are a fairly
common sight during spring migration in the eastern U.S., as they are most often
in low vegetation and are readily identifiable because of their tail-bobbing
habit. Despite the name, Palm Warblers generally don't forage or roost in
palm trees, even during their winter months in Florida or the tropics. The
"Yellow Palm Warbler" is a more colorful version found in smaller
numbers in the extreme eastern portions of North America.
in sphagnum bogs with scattered trees during the summer breeding season.
In winter and in migration, they are generally found in low vegetation, such as
brush, hedgerows, short second-growth forest, and overgrown fields.
Diet: Feeds on insects, spiders, berries, and seeds.
Behavior: Will sometimes join mixed flocks of
warblers, chickadees, sparrows, and juncos during fall and winter.
Much of its winter foraging is conducted on the ground, while summer
foraging is largely conducted in trees and brush.
Breeding: Non-breeder in South Dakota
Song: Buzzy simple
trilling, often with more emphasis in the middle.
throughout central and southeastern Canada, the extreme northern Great Lakes
region, and northern New England. Winters near the Atlantic and Gulf
Coasts of the southeastern U.S., Mexico, and Central America. A few winter
along the Pacific Coast every year.
Conservation Status: Numbers are stable.
Cornell University's "All About Birds - Palm Warbler"
Photo Information: May 14th, 2006 -- Big Sioux Recreation Area near Brandon -- Terry Sohl
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