Connecticut Warbler

photo by Phil Swanson

Oporornis agilis
L 5 3/4″ (15 cm).

Song or calls:
Song is loud, accelerating, brief series of explosive “beech-er” or “whip-ity” notes.

Description: Large and stocky; long undertail coverts give short-tailed appearance. Brownish-olive above; yellow below; red-orange legs; large eye with bold white eye ring that is sometimes broken on one side only. Male has gray hood; female has brown or gray-brown hood. Immature has brownish hood and brownish breast band.

Behavior: Nests and feeds on the ground; walks rather than hops.

Habitat: Low woodlands with brushy tangles.

Where in Nebraska: Uncommon or occasional spring and fall migrant in eastern Nebraska.Rarely occurs in west. More often seen in fall than spring.

Fun Facts: The first Connecticut Warbler found and studied by a scientist was located in Connecticut, however they do not breed nor are they a common migrant in Connecticut.

Connecticut Warbler - photo by Phil Swanson Connecticut Warbler - photo by Phil Swanson
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