Living Bird Magazine
Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
- ORDER: Passeriformes
- FAMILY: Parulidae
Common within its range, the Mourning Warbler is a small songbird of second-growth forests of eastern and central North America. It typically reveals its presence by its distinctive song of rolling phrases, usually remaining hidden in the low, thick vegetation.More ID Info
- Reinita Plañidera (Spanish)
- Paruline triste (French)
- Cool Facts
- Both male and female Mourning Warblers pretend to have broken wings to distract predators close to their nest.
- The adult female Mourning Warbler eats the eggshells after the young hatch.
- The oldest recorded Mourning Warbler was a male, and at least 7 years, 1 month old when he was recaptured and rereleased during banding operations in Alberta.