Palm Warbler

photo by Phil Swanson

Dendroica palmarum
L 5 1/2″ (14 cm).

Song or calls:
Song is rapid buzzy trill.

Description: Sexes similar. Brownish-olive above; chestnut cap; yellow eyebrow and throat; yellow below, with chestnut streaking on breast and sides. Fall adults and immatures are drab, with pale underparts except for yellow undertail coverts; chestnut on crown is mostly obscured.

Behavior: Birds forage on the ground; habitually wags its tail as it forages.

Habitat: Brushy fields, open wooded areas, and wooded edges or clearings in woods.

Where in Nebraska: Uncommon spring and fall migrant in eastern Nebraska, becoming rarer westwardly. Seen as far west as Dawes County.

Palm Warbler - photo by Phil Swanson Palm Warbler - photo by Phil Swanson
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