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Hooded Warbler

Setophaga citrina ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: PARULIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A striking small bird of eastern hardwood forests, the Hooded Warbler prefers forests with some shrub understory.

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At a GlanceHelp

Measurements
Both Sexes
Length
5.1 in
13 cm
Weight
0.3–0.4 oz
9–12 g
Other Names
  • Paruline à capuchon (French)
  • Reinita encapuchada (Spanish)

Cool Facts

  • The Hooded Warbler is strongly territorial on its wintering grounds. Males and females use different habitats: males in mature forest, and females in scrubbier forest and seasonally flooded areas. If a male is removed, a female in adjacent scrub will not move into the male's territory.

Habitat


Forest

Food


Insects

Nesting

Nest Placement

Shrub

Behavior


Foliage Gleaner

Conservation

status via IUCN

Least Concern

Common and increasing in some areas.

Credits

  • Evans Ogden, L. J., and B. J. Stutchbury. 1994. Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrina). In The Birds of North America, No. 110 (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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