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    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
    • Chipe Castaño (Spanish)
    • Paruline à poitrine baie (French)
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