Warbler, Kentucky bird pictures

Warbler, Kentucky bird picturesKENTUCKY WARBLER

677. Oporornis formasa. 5.5 inches

Crown and car coverts black, underparts and line over eye yellow; no white in the plumage.

These birds are found in about such localities as are frequented by Oven-birds, but with a preference for woods which are low and damp.

They are locally common in some of the southern and central states.

They are active gleaners of the underbrush, keeping well within the depths of tangled thickets. Like the Maryland Yellow-throat, which has similar habits to those of this bird, they are quite inquisitive and frequently come close to you to investigate or to scold.

Song. - A loud, musical, Wren-like warble.

Nest. - A bulky structure of leaves, barks, and grasses, lined with black rootlets or horsehair; placed on the ground in bunches of weeds or at the foot of a small bush; the four or five eggs are quite heavily speckled, chiefly at the large end, with reddish brown.

Range. - Eastern U.S., breeding from the Gulf north to New York and southern Michigan; winters in northern South America.