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Warbler, Chestnut-sided bird pictures


Warbler, Chestnut-sided bird picturesCHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER

659. Dendroica pennsylvanica. 5 inches

Yellow crown, black line through eye and on side of throat and broad chestnut stripe on sides; female, paler and with less chestnut; young greenish yellow above and with no chestnut.

Nearly every swamp or bush-covered pasture within their range shelters one or more pairs of these Warblers.

While they sometimes feed in the tree tops, they are birds of the lower foliage and are usually seen in low bushes.

Song. - Similar to that of the Yellow Warbler but more choppy.

Nest. - In low bushes or weeds, and often in sweet fern or briars; similar to that of the Yellow Warbler but coarser, being made more with grasses than with fibres, situated in upright forks or attached to several weed stalks; eggs white, specked around the large end with reddish brown (.68 x .50).

Range. - Eastern N.A., breeding from New Jersey and Ohio north to Manitoba and New Brunswick; winters south of U.S.