Mourning Warbler


Mourning Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Mourning Warbler by Louis Agassiz Fuertes
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae
Genus: Oporornis
Species: O. philadelphia
Binomial name
Oporornis philadelphia
(Wilson, 1810)
Synonyms

Geothlyphis philadelphia

The Mourning Warbler, Oporornis philadelphia, is a small songbird of the New World warbler family.

These 13 cm long birds have yellow underparts, olive-green upperparts and pink legs. Adult males have a grey hood and a black patch on the throat and breast. Females and immatures are grey-brown on the head with an incomplete eye-ring.

Their breeding habitat is thickets and semi-open areas with dense shrubs across Canada east of the Rockies and the northeastern United States. The nest is an open cup placed on the ground in a well-concealed location under thick shrubs or other vegetation.

These birds migrate to Central America and northern South America.

They forage low in vegetation, sometimes catching insects in flight. These birds mainly eat insects, also some plant material in winter.

The song of this bird is a bright repetitive warble. The call is a sharp chip.

The "mourning" in this bird's name refers to the male's hood, thought to resemble a mourning veil.

References

  • BirdLife International (2004). Oporornis philadelphia. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 12 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern

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  • mourning warbler — noun : a warbler (Oporornis philadelphia) of eastern No. America, the male having the head, neck, and chest deep ash gray mixed with black on the throat and chest with the lower parts pure yellow * * * a North American wood warbler, Oporornis… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mourning warbler — niūrusis oporornis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Geothlypis philadelphia; Oporornis philadelphia angl. mourning warbler vok. Graukopf Waldsänger, m rus. сероголовый масковый певун, m pranc. paruline triste, f ryšiai:… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • mourning warbler — a North American wood warbler, Oporornis philadelphia, olive green above, yellow below, and with a gray head and throat. [1800 10, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Mourning — Mourn ing, a. 1. Grieving; sorrowing; lamenting. [1913 Webster] 2. Employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mourning bride — Mourning Mourn ing, a. 1. Grieving; sorrowing; lamenting. [1913 Webster] 2. Employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mourning dove — Mourning Mourn ing, a. 1. Grieving; sorrowing; lamenting. [1913 Webster] 2. Employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Warbler — War bler, n. 1. One who, or that which, warbles; a singer; a songster; applied chiefly to birds. [1913 Webster] In lulling strains the feathered warblers woo. Tickell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small Old World… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • MacGillivray's Warbler — by Bruce Horsfall Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • New World warbler — This article refers to the New World wood warbler family of birds, the Parulidae. For the Eurasian species Phylloscopus sibilatrix, see Wood Warbler. New World warblers Common Yellowthroat Geolyphis trichas …   Wikipedia


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