Palm Warbler

(Setophaga palmarum)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Palm Warbler

NatureServe

N4B, N5N - Apparently Secure Breeding, Secure Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant, rare breeder

Photo by Lynn Rubey
Habitat

Breeding: Edges of bogs with black spruce, open forests with black spruce and sphagnum moss

Migration: Woodland openings, thickets

Size

4 to 5½ in length

8 wingspan

 
Identification

The Western Palm Warbler breeding male has olive-brown upperparts; yellow throat, breast, and undertail coverts; whitish belly; dark streaking on the breast; rust-colored cap; dark eyeline; and pale eyebrow.

 
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Food

Insects and small fruits

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Late April to late May and mid-August to late October

 
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Taxonomy
In 2011 all of the wood warblers were reclassified resulting in new genus names for almost all of them. The Palm Warbler, formerly classified Dendroica palmarum, is now classified Setophaga palmarum.

 
Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Superfamily:

Passeroidea

 

Family:

Parulidae (New World warblers)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Eastern Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum hypochrysea)

Western Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum palmarum)

 
Synonyms

Dendroica palmarum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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...a Palm Warbler in The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge in a field of native prairie grass.

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  31805 Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)
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  Setophaga palmarum PALM WARBLER foraging, catches moth
Rob Curtis
 
   
 
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Published on Jan 10, 2019

Setophaga palmarum PALM WARBLER foraging, catches moth at Montrose Point, Chicago. October, 2018.

   
       
  Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) Feeding on the Ground Monroe County Florida
Colette Micallef
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 11, 2015

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) Feeding on the Ground

Long Key and Bahia Honda State Park

Monroe County Florida

2/27/2015

   
       
  Palm warbler (Setophaga palmarum)
Chuck Schussman
 
   
 
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Published on Jul 6, 2018

Footage of two different palm warblers, Western variation; one at Huntington Beach Central Library on February 18, 2018, and the other at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary (Irvine, California) on February 27, 2018.

   
       
  Western Palm Warbler
MyBackyardBirding
 
   
 
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Published on Nov 3, 2016

A Western Palm Warbler wintering in the Florida Backyard. There are two species of the Palm Warbler and both spend winter in Florida - a "western" subspecies which is the duller, but still beautiful bird seen here and an "eastern" (or "yellow") subspecies which is a much more striking bird. It can be seen in this video taken in a nearby mangrove swamp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxmw_RsJu7k

The "western" refers to the summer breeding range of this warbler which migrates to the southeast in great numbers, while the "eastern" Palm Warbler with summer breeding grounds in the Northeast migrates more to the west - So many more western birds end up in Florida than eastern birds during the winter - now you know!

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Location: Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

...a Palm Warbler in The Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge in a field of native prairie grass.

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