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Arctic Warbler

Phylloscopus borealis ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: PHYLLOSCOPIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The Arctic Warbler is the only member of the large group of drab Old World warblers that has established a foothold in North America. It breeds in the subarctic forests across Eurasia and into western and central Alaska.

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Appearance

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Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small drab bird.
  • Light eyestripe.

Immature Description

Like adult.

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  • Adult

    Arctic Warbler

    Adult
    • © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Gambell, Alaska, September 2000

Similar Species

  • Orange-crowned Warbler is more yellow overall, with yellow eyestripe and breast and no wingbar.
  • Tennessee Warbler is more olive above and more yellow below, with dark legs. Male has gray cap.
  • Accidental Dusky Warbler is difficult to distinguish, but is darker.