Canada Warbler

photo by Phil Swanson

Wilsonia canadensis
L 5 1/4″ (13 cm).

Song or calls:
Song begins with one or more short, sharp &dquo;chip” notes, and ends in variable warble.

Description: Male is blue-gray above; bright yellow below; black streaking on breast; bold yellow spectacles; and white undertail coverts. Female is duller overall; streaking on breast is dusky and indistinct.

Behavior: Usually forages on low branches or in undergrowth, but sometimes seen fly-catching.

Bird Map
Habitat: Migrants found in brushy areas near streams. Sometimes occur high in trees that are a considerable distance from water.

Where in Nebraska: Regular uncommon spring and fall migrant in eastern third of Nebraska, becoming rare further west.

Fun Facts: The Canada Warbler is nicknamed the “Necklaced Warbler” because of the distinct black band and barring across the throat on an entirely yellow breast.