- Setophaga americana
- Grey blue head and upperparts
- Black lores
- White eye-crescents
- Olive back patch
- 2 white wingbars
- White tail-spots
- White broken eye ring
- Yellow legs
- Throat and chest yellow with blackish-slate and rufous band across upper chest
Breeds in eastern North America (southern Canada to southern US). Migrating south to winter in east Mexico, reaching to the Caribbean and Nicaragua.
This is a monotypic species.
Formerly placed in genus Parula.
Open woods; prefers woodlands with abundant tree lichens.
It nest in trees in clumps of these mosses, laying 3-7 eggs in a scantily-lined cup nest.
Diet includes insects and spiders.
Song: a click-like trill or buzz, zeeeeee-yip
Call: a soft chip
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
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