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Pine Warbler

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Photo © by KC FogginMyrtle Beach, South Carolina, September 2017
Photo © by KC Foggin
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, September 2017
Setophaga pinus

Dendroica pinus


[edit] Identification

5 1/2 in (14 cm)

  • Unstreaked olive above
  • Yellow throat and breast
  • Blurry streaking below
  • White belly
  • Inconspicuous eye stripe
  • Two white wing bars

Female and immature similar but duller; often lack yellowish colour on breast.
Immature's upperparts are olive-brown. Throat and breast are paler.

[edit] Distribution

Eastern North America from southeastern corner of Manitoba, northern Minnesota, and northern and central Wisconsin east to Pennsylvania, New York and New England; scattered throughout much of the midwest; and from eastern Texas and Oklahoma east to New Jersey and south to Florida. Rare vagrant in the western United States.
Also found on the Bahamas and Hispaniola.

[edit] Taxonomy

Formerly placed in genus Dendroica.

[edit] Subspecies

There are 4 subspecies1:

  • S. p. achrustera - breeds in the Bahamas
  • S. p. chrysoleuca - breeds on Hispaniola
  • S. p. florida - breeds in peninsular Florida
  • S. p. pinus - breeds throughout the n.e. United States north of peninsular Florida

[edit] Habitat

Pine forests. In migration often found at feeders.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

They build nests deep, open cup shaped, placed near the end of a tree branch, preferably pine trees

[edit] Diet

Includes insects, seeds and berries

[edit] Reference

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Dunn, Jon; Garrett, Kimball. 1997. A Field Guide to Warblers of North America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN 9780395783214

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