Bachmans Warbler

Other Names: none

Distribution: Poorly understood. Believed to live in lowland forests of the southeastern United States; unconfirmed sightings in Cuba.

Description:

Size: 10-11 cm in length.

Plumage: Adult males have a yellow forehead and yellow lines above and below the eye. The cheeks are a dusky olive. The bird's forecrown is black with gray at the edges, while the rear crown and neck are olive-grey. The rest of the bird's uppersides are olive green, with the rump being the brightest. The chin and upper throat are yellow, while the center throat and upper chest are black. The belly is yellow, and the undertail feathers are white. In fall, the forecrown changes from black to gray.

Adult females are light yellow in their forehead and below the eye, blending into a gray crown and neck. Its cheeks are greyish-olive and it has a white eye ring. The rest of the female's uppersides are olive-green, which is brightest on the rump. The chin and throat are also light yellow, while the sides of the neck and the upper breast are grey. Older females have a few black upper breast feathers. The rest of the breast and the belly is light yellow, blending into white on the bottom of the tail. The flanks are also tinged with greay.

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Bachmans Warbler

Bachmans Warbler

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Eats
fruit
nut-pieces
sugar-water
Regions
alabama
arkansas
cuba
florida
georgia
illinois
indiana
kentucky
louisiana
mississippi
missouri
north carolina
oklahoma
south carolina
tennessee
virginia
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
Forests
Color
olive
yellow
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
wood warblers (New World) - parulidae
Conservation Status
Critically Endangered
Bird Species