Breeds in taiga, mainly in stands of dwarf willow, often along streams. Also in spruce woods in central Alaska.Back to top
Insects.Back to top
Domed nest of grasses, mosses and leaves, with lining of fine grass and hair. Entrance hole on side. Placed in vegetation on ground.
|Clutch Size:||5-7 eggs|
|Egg Description:||White with russet spots, denser at larger end.|
|Condition at Hatching:||Naked and helpless.|
Constant wing flicking while foraging may flush prey. Picks insects off vegetation.Back to top
Arctic Warbler breeding areas in North America are remote and largely unaltered by humans. Partners in Flight estimates a global breeding population of 60 million, with 3% breeding in the U.S. They rate an 8 out of 20 on the Continental Concern Score and are not on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List.Back to top
Lowther, Peter E. and Susan Sharbaugh. (2014). Arctic Warbler (Phylloscopus borealis), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.
Lutmerding, J. A. and A. S. Love. Longevity records of North American birds. Version 2020. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Bird Banding Laboratory 2020.
North American Bird Conservation Initiative. (2014). The State of the Birds 2014 Report. US Department of Interior, Washington, DC, USA.
Partners in Flight (2017). Avian Conservation Assessment Database. 2017.
Sibley, D. A. (2014). The Sibley Guide to Birds, second edition. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, USA.