Bay-breasted Warbler

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Bay-breasted Warbler

Setophaga castanea
  • ORDER: Passeriformes
  • FAMILY: Parulidae
Basic Description

A large warbler of the northern spruce forests, the Bay-breasted Warbler benefits from spruce budworm outbreaks when the caterpillars provide abundant food. Spraying to control the destructive outbreaks may have reduced populations of this warbler.

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Other Names
  • Reinita Castaña (Spanish)
  • Paruline à poitrine baie (French)
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