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Swainson's Warbler

Limnothlypis swainsonii ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: PARULIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

One of the most secretive and least observed of all North American birds, the Swainson's Warbler is a skulking bird of the southern canebrakes and rhododendron thickets. If it weren't for its loud, ringing song, the presence of the species in many areas would go completely undetected.

Appearance

Warblers
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Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small songbird.
  • Dull brown and unmarked.
  • Weak white eyestripe.

Immature Description

Immature like adult.

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    Swainson's Warbler

     
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    Swainson's Warbler

     
    • © Tom Johnson, Harris County, Texas, April 2013
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    Swainson's Warbler

     
    • © Laura Erickson, Idabel, Oklahoma, May 2013

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