Nashville Warbler

(Leiothlypis ruficapilla)

Conservation Status

 

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  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

The head is gray. There is a bold white eye ring. The upper parts are yellowish-green. The breast is yellow. The belly (between the legs) is white. Adult males have a bluish-gray head, a bright yellow throat, and a small reddish-brown patch on the crown, which can be raised when he is agitated but is otherwise covered with gray feathers and may not be visible. Females have a duller gray head and a pale yellow throat.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

4½ to 5 in length

7½ wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
   
 

Several paired notes followed by a short trill, lasting about three seconds:
see-it see-it see-it see-it see-it ti-ti-ti-ti-ti.

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
 

Connecticut Warbler (Oporonis agilis) is yellow between the legs.

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis tolmiei) is yellow between the legs.

Wilson’s Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) is yellow between the legs.

 
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Open, deciduous, coniferous, or mixed woodlands with shrubby understory, riparian woodlands, edges of forests and burned areas, cedar-spruce swamps, and abandoned fields

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

Late April to early June and late July to mid-October

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

Small insects, including caterpillars, flies, and aphids

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common to abundant migrant, common breeder

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Passeriformes (perching birds)  
 

Family

Parulidae (New World warblers, wood warblers)  
 

Genus

Leiothlypis  
       
 

When Tennessee Warbler and Nashville Warbler were originally described in 1811 they were placed in the genus Sylvia. Later, that genus was restricted to Old World species and in 1929 they were moved to the genus Vermivora. More recently, several closely related Vermivora species were separated from that genus and placed in the genus Oreothlypis. In 2008, the new genus Leiothlypis was proposed to include Tennessee Warbler as the type species along with Nashville Warbler and four other species. The change was initially rejected but was finally accepted in 2019.

 
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

Eastern Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla ruficapilla)

Calaveras Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla ridgwayi)

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Oreothlypis ruficapilla

Sylvia rubricapilla

Sylvia ruficapilla

Vermivora ruficapilla

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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  Nashville Warbler
Andree Reno Sanborn
 
  Nashville Warbler  
 
About

Leiothlypis ruficapilla

 
     
  Nashville Warbler
Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren
 
  Nashville Warbler  
     
  Nashville Warbler
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  Nashville Warbler  

 

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  Nashville Warbler
eBirdr Channel
 
   
 
About

Published on Jun 30, 2015

For more information see:

http://ebirdr.com/bird/nashville-warbler

   
       
  Nashville Warbler, Vermivora ruficapilla foraging, singing, preening, bathing
Rob Curtis
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 9, 2014

Nashville Warbler, Vermivora ruficapilla foraging, singing, preening, bathing.

Photo gallery at:
http://www.theearlybirder.com/warbler...

   
       
  Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla) Window-Strike Fatality
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Published on May 22, 2013

This male Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla), like other migrant species must successfully navigate a myriad of human-made hazards to get from the wintering grounds to the breeding grounds, and back again. This specimen, a window-fatality, wasn't among the fortunate. Photographed at the Wellness Center, UND campus, Grand Forks, North Dakota (22 May 2013).

   
       
  Nashville Warbler in N.J. - Oct. 21, 2015
jerseytweeter
 
   
 
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Published on Oct 26, 2015

Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla) in New Jersey. Video taken Oct. 21, 2015 with Canon Power Shot SX50 HS.

   
       
  Nashville Warbler (GH2 + 100-300mm) 2012-03-03
MackM48
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 3, 2012

Panasonic GH2 + 100-300mm
AVCHD 1280x720 60p 17Mbps
Exposure: F7.1 1/125 ISO160
Film Mode: Standard (C:0 S:+2 NR:0)
WB: Sunny mode

   
       

 

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