Living Bird Magazine
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
- ORDER: Passeriformes
- FAMILY: Parulidae
A bird of the deciduous forests of the southeastern United States, the Kentucky Warbler's loud song can be heard far more frequently than the brightly-colored bird can be seen. It stays near the ground and the lower levels of the forest, and nests on the ground.More ID Info
- Reinita de Kentucky (Spanish)
- Paruline du Kentucky (French)
- Cool Facts
- Unlike most songbirds, a male Kentucky Warbler appears to sing only one song type. He will sing the same one throughout his life. Although counter-singing males do not match each other's song types the way many bird species do, a male may match the pitch of a competitor's song.
- The oldest recorded Kentucky Warbler was a female and at least 6 years, 11 months old when she was recaptured and rereleased during banding operations in Maryland.