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Canada Warbler


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.


Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small songbird.
  • Throat, chest, and belly yellow.
  • Back dark gray.
  • Necklace of dark streaks across chest.
  • Undertail white.
  • White eyering.
  • Yellow line in front of eyes.
  • No wingbars or tail spots.

Immature Description

Immature similar to adult, but duller and with less distinct breast streaking and facial pattern.

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Field MarksHelp

  • Breeding male

    Canada Warbler

    Breeding male
    • Long tail and rounded head
    • Bold, dark "necklace"
    • Solid slaty gray above, bright yellow below
    • © Corey Hayes, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada, June 2013
  • Breeding male

    Canada Warbler

    Breeding male
    • Distinctive, long-tailed warbler
    • Bold "necklace" markings on males
    • Bright, lemon yellow underparts
    • © Danny Bales, May 2009
  • Female

    Canada Warbler

    • Long-tailed warbler with solid, slaty-gray upperparts
    • Rounded head
    • Bright lemon-yellow below
    • "Necklace" markings more subtle on females
    • © Bill Bunn, Portland, Maine, May 2014


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