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Warbler, Hooded bird pictures


Warbler, Hooded bird picturesHOODED WARBLER

684. Wilsonia citrina. 5.5 inches

Male with yellow forehead and cheeks, the rest of the head and throat being black; female much duller with little or no black; both sexes have white spots on the outer tail feathers, but no bars on the wings.

This is one of the liveliest of the family, being very active in catching insects on the wing like a true Flycatcher; because of this habit all the members of this genus are often called Fly. catching Warblers.

They also have a habit of often spreading and folding the tai: as they flit through the underbrush that they frequent.

Song. - A clear, liquid series of whistles; call, a sharp "chip."

Nest. - Within a few inches of the ground in low under­brush or vines; made of leaves, bark, etc., held firmly together with cobwebs; the four or five eggs are white, profusely spotted with reddish brown.

Range. - Eastern U.S., breeding from the Gulf to southern Connecticut and Michigan; winters south of the U.S.