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Canada Warbler

Cardellina canadensis ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: PARULIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A colorful, active warbler of northern forests, the Canada Warbler spends little time on its breeding grounds. It is one of the last warblers to arrive north in the spring, and one of the first to leave in the fall, heading early to its South American wintering grounds.

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At a GlanceHelp

Measurements
Both Sexes
Length
4.7–5.9 in
12–15 cm
Wingspan
6.7–8.7 in
17–22 cm
Weight
0.3–0.5 oz
9–13 g
Other Names
  • Paruline du Canada, Fauvette du Canada (French)
  • Chipe de collar, Silvia del Canadá, Reinita pechirrayada, Chipe collarejo, Reinita collareja (Spanish)

Cool Facts

  • Not much is known about the mating system of the Canada Warbler, but it appears to be monogamous. The observation of male-female pairs in Panama during fall and spring migration suggests that the pair may stay together year round.

Habitat


Forest

Food


Insects

Nesting

Nest Placement

Ground

Behavior


Foliage Gleaner

Conservation

status via IUCN

Least Concern

Declining across much of range.

Credits

  • Conway, C. J. 1999. Canada Warbler (Wilsonia canadensis). In The Birds of North America, No. 421 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.

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