- 3.9–4.7 in
- 6.7–7.9 in
- 0.2–0.4 oz
- Paruline à joues grises, Fauvette à joues grises (French)
- Reinita capigris (Spanish)
- The Nashville Warbler sometimes uses porcupine quills as nest material.
- Most first-year Nashville Warblers migrate along the Atlantic coast, while adults tend to migrate along inland routes.
- The Nashville Warbler does not regularly breed near Nashville, Tennessee, but was first observed there in 1811 by Alexander Wilson, who named the species.
- The western population of the Nashville Warbler was once considered a separate species, called the "Calaveras Warbler." It is slightly brighter than eastern birds, with a brighter yellow rump, more extensive white feathers on the lower belly, and a slightly longer tail.
- The oldest recorded Nashville Warbler was a male, and at least 10 years, 2 months old, when he was recpatured and rereleased during banding operations in Ontario.
Second-growth deciduous or mixed forest with shrubby undergrowth.
Insects and insect larvae.
- Clutch Size
- 3–6 eggs
- Egg Description
- White, usually specked with brown.
- Condition at Hatching
- Helpless with some sparse dark brown down.
A neat cup of moss, bark, leaves, and grasses, lined with fine grass, pine needles, hair, or other fiber. Located on the ground under brushy vegetation or small trees.
Gleans insects from the tips of branches and flower tassels of trees.
Nashville Warbler populations are stable, though they may have experienced a small decline between 1966 and 2014 in the U.S., according to the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Partners in Flight estimates a global breeding population of 32 million with 19% spending part of the year in the U.S., 81 % in Canada, and 89% in Mexico. They are a U.S.-Canada Stewardship species, and rate a 9 out of 20 on the Continental Concern Score. Nashville Warbler are not listed in the 2014 State of the Birds Report. Clearing of forested land may have benefited this species by creating more of its preferred second-growth habitat.
- Williams, J. M. 1996. Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla). In The Birds of North America, No. 205 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, and the American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.
- North American Bird Conservation Initiative, U.S. Committee. 2014. State of the Birds 2014 Report. U.S. Department of Interior, Washington, DC.
- Partners in Flight. 2012. Species assessment database.
- USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. 2015. Longevity records of North American Birds.
- USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. 2014. North American Breeding Bird Survey 1966–2014 Analysis.