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Kentucky Warbler

Geothlypis formosa ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: PARULIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A bird of the deciduous forests of the southeastern United States, the Kentucky Warbler's loud song can be heard far more frequently than the brightly-colored bird can be seen. It stays near the ground and the lower levels of the forest, and nests on the ground.

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Appearance

Warblers
Warblers
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small songbird.
  • Underparts entirely yellow.
  • Back olive green.
  • Black "sideburns" down side of face and throat.
  • Yellow eyestripe wrapping around back of eye to form spectacles.
  • No wingbars or tail spots.

Immature Description

Immature like adult, but duller.

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  • Male

    Kentucky Warbler

    Male
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  • Female

    Kentucky Warbler

    Female
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