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IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern
Christopher L. Wood
The Cape May Warbler breeds across the boreal forest of Canada and the northern United States, where the fortunes of its populations are largely tied to the availability of spruce budworms, its preferred food. Striking in appearance but poorly understood, the species spends its winters in the West Indies, collecting nectar with its unique curled, semitubular tongue.
Fall Yellow-rumped Warbler has streaks on the flanks only, not on the central breast and belly, a larger rump patch, and black streaks on the back. Palm Warbler is yellow under the tail, not white, wags its tail, and has a streaked back.
Tips for Spring Warbler Watching: Story in Living Bird magazine.
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