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Canada Warbler - BirdForum Opus

Adult Male
Photo © Peter Day
Magee Marsh, Ohio, USA, May 2018
Cardellina canadensis

Wilsonia canadensis



  • Bluish gray back
  • White eyering
  • Yellow thoat, chest, belly
  • Black neckband
  • White undertail
  • Yellow line in front of eyes

Sexes similar


Canada from central Saskatchewan east to eastern Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia south into eastern United States from northern Minnesota east to northern Pennsylvania and New England; also along the Appalachians south to northern Georgia.Folund throughout the northeastern United States in migration.

Winters in South America from northern Colombia and Venezuela south to Peru and Brazil.

Rare to casual vagrant to the western United States.

Accidental vagrant to Greenland (3 records) and Iceland (1 record).


This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly placed in genus Wilsonia.


Deciduous woodlands and riparian thickets.



The diet consists mostly of insects gleaned from foliage.


The female builds the nest which is placed on or just above the ground among thick vegetation. The female incubates the eggs for about 12 days. Both parents feed the young for about 10 days until they fledge.


Song: chip chupety swee-ditchety or chip, suey de swee-dictchety.


  1. 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
  2. Audubon

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