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Connecticut Warbler

Oporornis agilis ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: PARULIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The uncommon Connecticut Warbler is a skulker of thickets, foraging primarily on or near the ground. It breeds in boreal forest and winters in northern South America.

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At a GlanceHelp

Measurements
Both Sexes
Length
5.1–5.9 in
13–15 cm
Wingspan
8.7 in
22 cm
Weight
0.5 oz
15 g
Other Names
  • Paruline à gorge grise (French)
  • Reinita ojianillada (Spanish)

Cool Facts

  • The Connecticut Warbler was named after the state where the first specimen was collected. The species does not breed in Connecticut, nor is it a common migrant there.

Habitat


Forest

Spruce and tamarack bogs, less frequently open poplar woodland, in migration and winter in a variety of forest, woodland, scrub and thicket habitats.

Food


Insects

Spiders, insects, and some fruit.

Nesting

Nesting Facts
Clutch Size
3–5 eggs
Egg Description
Creamy white with dark speckles.
Condition at Hatching
Helpless.
Nest Description

Open cup of fine, dry grasses, dry leaves, stalks of weeds, sedge stems, rootlets, or other plant fibers. Hidden on or near ground, in thick undergrowth of saplings, among thickets or at base of a shrub.

Nest Placement

Ground

Behavior


Ground Forager

Feeds at or just above ground level.

Conservation

status via IUCN

Least Concern

Uncommon, but populations appear stable.

Credits

  • Pitocchelli, J., J. Bouchie, and D. Jones. 1997. Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis). In The Birds of North America, No. 320 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, and The American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.

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