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

Dendroica pinus

Identification

Immature female
Photo © by David Roach
Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Florida, December 2018

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.

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.

Taxonomy

Formerly placed in genus Dendroica.

Subspecies

Photo © by Taylor D. Taylor
Wayne County, North Carolina, November 2019

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

Habitat

Pine forests. In migration often found at feeders.

Behaviour

Breeding

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

Diet

Includes insects, seeds and berries

Reference

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Dunn, Jon; Garrett, Kimball. 1997. A Field Guide to Warblers of North America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN 9780395783214

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