The Tennessee Warbler is a fairly plain warbler,
common as a migrant through the state. Despite the name, the Tennessee
Warbler is only found briefly in that state during migration. It was named
by Alexander Wilson, who first found the species in the state of Tennessee in
of Tennessee Warblers often fluctuate wildly, following cycles of high and low
spruce budworm populations.
Habitat: Generally found high in forested areas
during spring migration, lower during the fall migration.
Diet: Primarily insects, especially in
the summer. Will also eat nectar, berries, and occasionally seeds.
Behavior: Forages on the outer canopy of forest
areas, as well as in shrubby and weedy areas. Tennessee Warblers are
fairly gregarious, forming loose breeding colonies in many locations, and
often congregating in large groups during the winter months.
Breeding: Non-breeder in South Dakota
Migration: Summers throughout much of Canada,
portions of the extreme northern United States. Winters primarily in
Conservation Status: Generally stable throughout its range.
Bird Feeders: Will occasionally attend hummingbird
feeders for nectar
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Tennessee Warbler
Photo Information: May 19th, 2006 - Grounds of the
USGS EROS Data Center, Minnehaha County, South Dakota - Terry Sohl
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