Hermit Warbler

Mature Hermit Warblers normally grow to be 4½ to 5 inches long. Hermit Warblers are dark gray in coloration on top, and white below, and their flanks are streaked with black. The wings have two diagonal white wing bars. The majority of the Hermit Warbler's head is yellow, and males have a dark black throat, while females have much less black on their throat bib and immature birds have no black throat.

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The Hermit Warbler is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Hermit Warbler, Dendroica occidentalis, is a small perching bird. It is a species of New World warbler. Mature Hermit Warblers normally grow to be 4½ to 5 inches long. Hermit Warblers are dark gray in coloration on top, and white below, and their flanks are streaked with black. The wings have two diagonal white wing bars. More

Hermit Warblers have a relatively limited breeding range confined to the Coast, and the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges of Washington, Oregon, and California. This species can be found nesting at the A?o Nuevo/Big Basin Important Bird Area in California. Some Hermit Warblers winter along the coast of central and southern California, but this species winters primarily in the mountains of western Mexico, south to Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. More

forests, the Hermit Warbler is vulnerable to largescale forest clearing. Its precise habitat requirements and sensitivity to forest fragmentation throughout its range are poorly known. Populations are poorly monitored, but appear to be stable at present. Description Male: Bright yellow on face, crown, and cheek patch, variable black on nape, otherwise grayish or olive-gray upperparts spotted with black. Throat and chin black, underparts white with limited streaking (or absent) on flanks, two prominent white wing bars. More

A denizen of tall western coniferous forests, the Hermit Warbler is restricted to California, Oregon, and Washington. Because it lives in the tops of some of the tallest trees on the planet, it is more easily heard than seen. More

Hermit Warblers are most often found in mature coniferous forests, from sea level to the mountains. During breeding season, they are most common in stands over 30 years old, and are generally absent from stands under 20 years old. They are generally found in the interior of large forests, high in the canopy. back to top Behavior - During migration and post-breeding, Hermit Warblers are commonly found in mixed flocks. More

Hermit warbler - Dictionary Definition and Overview = Hermit \Her"mit\, n. 1. A person who retires from society and lives in solitude; a recluse; an anchoret; especially, one who so lives from religious motives. He had been Duke of Savoy, and after a very glorious reign, took on him the habit of a hermit, and retired into this solitary spot. -Addison. 2. A beadsman; one bound to pray for another. More

the Hermit Warbler breeds in the forests of the Coast, Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountains in southwestern Washington, western Oregon, and northern and central California. It also occurs in lowlands along the coast. It winters above 2,000 meters in the pineand pine-oak forests of the mountains of Mexico and Guatemala with some south in the mountains to Nicaragua and Costa Rica. More

Hermit Warbler: Breeds from Washington to northern California and Sierra Nevada. Spends winters south of the U.S.-Mexico border. Preferred habitats include mature coniferous forests. Listen to Call Voice Text "seadle, seadle, seadle, zeet-zeet" Interesting Facts * The Hermit Warbler was first described in 1837 by John Kirk Townsend, an American naturalist, ornithologist and collector. More

Hermit Warblers are common, but incredibly shy, birds that dwell in open coniferous forests. Their summer breeding range is the majority of the west coast of the United States up to Washington. They will sometimes winter in south-west California, but they are migratory and will winter in Central America as far south as Panama. Nests are neat and cup-shaped, constructed from stems, grass, twigs, and pine needles positioned near the tip of a branch high in a conifer tree. More

) Hermit Warbler has a clear yellow eyering in all plumages, as did this bird. Also differing from Black-throated Green and Townsend's warblers, the dusky on the crown did not reach the bill and the forehead was yellow. Only very thin flank streaking was present instead of the broader and darker streaks of the other species. The back was grayish olive, with distinct thin dark streaks. More

Hermit WarblerDendroica occidentalis Order PASSERIFORMES – Family PARULIDAE Issue No. 303 Authors: Pearson, Scott F. * Articles * Multimedia * References Courtesy Preview This Introductory article that you are viewing is a courtesy preview of the full life history account of this species. The remaining articles (Distribution, Habitat, Behavior, etc. More

Like most warblers the Hermit Warbler eats a strict diet of insects and spiders, and can often be found hanging upside-down from the ends of conifer branches, like a chickadee, probing for food. References * BirdLife International (2004). Dendroica occidentalis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 10 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern Copyright: Wikipedia. More

Hermit Warbler, though its breeding range is relatively close (principally the coastal ranges of CA, OR, and southwestern WA), is decidedly rare in Idaho with only 2 prior accepted records of the species. But, there were 2 sight reports in early May of this year, both in SW Idaho, pending review. One of the accepted records was a sight record by 7 of us up at Lucky Peak on Aug 14, 2002 - also an immature female. More

Hermit Warbler from a Hermit x Townsend's hybrid - more on this topic below. Either way, this is a special bird for the state and was certain to trigger a reasonable-sized twitch. On the morning of Saturday 30 Nov.2002, I joined thirty or so birders in the restaurant parking lot and we watched the warbler for an hour or two. It fed actively in some small junipers to the east of the restaurant as well as in the chrysanthemum plantings. More

Fields marked only the hermit warbler calls on his survey sheet. More

Hermit WarblerDendroica occidentalis = REPORT SIGHTING ADD TO LIFE LIST ADD TO TARGET SPECIES LIST REMOVE FROM WATCH LISTadult male© Vireo click to enlarge click to enlarge Listen FAMILY Wood Warblers Family Description DESCRIPTION 4 1/2" (11 cm). Yellow head; black chin and throat; gray back; white underparts with black-streaked flanks. More

This female Hermit Warbler Dendroica occidentalis, was found by Sheridan Coffey at "the Hole" at Packery Channel, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, May 01, 2005: Update May 08 2005: This immature Red-faced Warbler Cardinella rubrifrons was photographed at the rear of "the Hole" at Packery Channel, Corpus Christi, TX today, just after its afternoon bath; this was its fourth day of entertaining birders: More

This Hermit Warbler was present at Camas National Wildlife Refuge on May 22, 2001 from approximately 8:15am through at least 6:00pm. The photo was taken hand held with an Oympus C2100 digital camera using the maximum digital zoom. The bird was quite high in the canopy. More

STATUS OF THE HERMIT WARBLER IN WASHINGTON CHAPPELL, CHRISTOPHER B., BRENDA J. RINGER CHRISTOPHER B. CHAPPELL, 10101 Laurelcrest Lane S.W.. Tacoma. Washing- ton 98498 BRENDA J. RINGER, Department of Biological Sciences. University of Idaho. Moscow, Idaho 83843 The Hermit Warbler (Dendroica occidentalis) reaches the northern limit of its breeding range in Washington, where its status has been unclear. More

Immature Hermit warbler flying about house looking for moths and flies. August 20 and 21, 2009, Oasis Valley, Nevada. ^Picking at a swamp cooler wheel. What did this guy want? ^Catching a moth. ^Probing crevices of the porch. ^The bird got covered in spider webs from picking out insects. HOME..........Oasis Valley Birds.......... More

Hermit Warbler; Photo courtesy of Stephen Dowlan © 2005 Stephen Dowlanpeak diversity and numbers are found in the last week of April and first two weeks of May. These migrants critically rely on locations like Quail Ridge for food and rest in the spring and fall. All are strongly insectivorous, typically surface gleaning and hawking, though many also eat berries. The Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla) favors brushy areas and lower regions of oak trees. More

Hermit Warbler, Dendroica occidentalis - J. J. Audubon Lucy More

An apparent Hermit Warbler (Dendroica occidentalis) was discovered at Jones Beach on Thanksgiving 2002 and stayed there for close to a week. Unfortunately, this bird was probably not a pure Hermit. In the ranges where they overlap, Hermit Warbler and Townsend's Warbler (Dendroica townsendi) exhibit a significant level of interbreeding, giving rise to hybrids and back-crosses in a manner somewhat analogous to the Blue-winged Warbler and Golden-winged Warbler on the East Coast. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Parulidae
Genus : Dendroica
Species : occidentalis
Authority : (Townsend, 1837)