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Cape May Warbler
Female and Immature
Breeds in Canada from northeastern British Columbia, southern Northwest Territories and northern and central Saskatchewan east to eastern Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia; in the United States in northern Minnesota, northern Michigan, northern Vermont, northern New Hampshire, most of Maine, and in a very small area in the Adirondacks of New York. It is migratory, wintering in the West Indies.
The breeding habitat is the edges of coniferous woodland, especially Black Spruce.
They nest in dense foliage near the trunk of a conifer, laying 4-9 eggs in a cup nest.
Insectivorous, and lay larger clutches in years when Spruce Budworm is abundant. They pick insects from the tips of conifer branches or fly out to catch insects in flight. They also feed on berry juice and nectar in winter, and have, uniquely for a warbler, a tubular tongue to facilitate this.
Usually sings from high perches.
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