Kentucky Warbler

Adult Kentucky Warblers are about 13 cm in length. They are mostly an olive-green in color on their back and nape, and a brilliant yellow below from their throat to their belly. They have a small tinge of black on their crown, and a large black mask with a yellow pattern that runs from the beak and encircles the eyes, resembling a pair of spectacles. Female Kentucky warblers have slightly less black on the sides of their head, and immature birds may have almost no black at all.

The Kentucky 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 Kentucky Warbler, Oporornis formosus, is a small species of New World warbler. The Kentucky Warbler, like all members of the genus Oporornis, is a sluggish and heavy warbler with a short tail, preferring to spend most of its time on or near the ground, except when singing. Adult Kentucky Warblers are about 13 cm (5 to 6 inches) in length. More

Female Kentucky warblers have slightly less black on the sides of their head, and immature birds may have almost no black at all. The Kentucky Warbler is a very common bird with a large range, frequenting moist deciduous forests. It is migratory, spending summer in the central and eastern United States, often ranging as far north as Wisconsin to Pennsylvania. More

Kentucky Warbler's loud song can be heard far more frequently than the brightly-colored bird can be seen. It stays near the ground and the lower levels of the forest, and nests on the ground. More

The Kentucky Warbler is published by the Kentucky Ornithological Society, and is sent to all KOS members four times a year (February, May, August, and November). The Warbler includes seasonal reports of bird sightings in Kentucky, reports of original research on birds, field notes, and news for KOS members. Submit manuscripts & field notes that you'd like to have published in The Kentucky Warbler to the editor: Brainard Palmer-Ball, Jr. More

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The Kentucky Warbler is native to many parts of the world other than Kentucky. This bird is native to the Caribbean, Canada, Cuba, Central America and the Netherlands. The range of the Kentucky Warbler is estimated at around 2 million square kilometers. The population of this bird species is about 1 million individual birds. The prior rating for the Kentucky Warbler was Lower Risk, which was downgraded to Least Concern in 2004. More

Kentucky Warblers breed in the south-central United States, from central New Jersey west to southeastern Iowa and parts of southern Wisconsin, and south to the Gulf states. In their breeding habitat, they show a marked preference for deciduous forests with dense ground cover and a thick understory. Research in Maryland and Missouri has also shown that the presence and breeding success of Kentucky Warblers also strongly depend on the availability of large, unfragmented forest tracts. More

* Species - Kentucky Warbler - Oporornis formosus Kentucky Warbler - Oporornis formosus Accidental Species Global Rank: G5 State Rank: SNA Agency Status USFWS: none USFS: none BLM: none FWP Conservation Tier: 4 PIF: none More

The Kentucky Warbler was discovered and named in 1811 by Alexander Wilson as he travelled through Kentucky on his bird catching expedition through the south. A resident of humid lowland forests of Central America from southern Mexico to Panama, this short distance migrant moves northward to its breeding grounds in the eastern US where it is common in dense moist forest habitats. Their call, similar to that of the Carolina Wren, sounds like More

The Kentucky Warbler is a bird that is more often heard than seen. Its persistent song rings through woodlands with dense understory, but is likely to only provide a brief glimpse of itself. The Kentucky Warbler breeds primarily in the southeastern United States, and winters from southern Mexico to northern South America. It is present in Tennessee from April through October. Description: Adults are bright olive above and bright yellow below. More

Kentucky Warblers nest on the ground hidden at the base of a shrub or in a patch of weeds in an area of ample vegetation. The female will lay between 3 to 6 eggs, which are white or cream-colored and specked with brown. Incubation is done by the female only, and lasts for about 12 days. The young Kentucky Warblers usually leave the nest about 10 days after hatching. More

The Kentucky Warbler has greenish upperparts, a yellow throat and underparts, and a black patch below yellow spectacles. Males have a more extensive black patch on the face and neck. kentucky warbler Female - Females have less black on the face and neck. kentucky warbler Seasonal change in appearance - Fall birds have less black on the face and neck. More

The Kentucky Warbler is appropriately named because Kentucky is in the heartland of its breeding range (the species was discovered in Kentucky by ornithologist Alexander Wilson in 1811). The song of the male is variously described as sounding like churry, churry, churry or churrup, churrup, churrp. The common call is a sharp chip. small range map of the Kentucky Warbler click map for larger version with explanation UPDATE: It is now April 27 at Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky. More

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Kentucky Warbler: Makes a series of rolling musical notes "churry churry churry", with each note repeated about six times. Similar Species Kentucky Warbler: Common Yellowthroat lacks yellow spectacles and has a white belly. . Bird database and its related content, illustrations and media is Copyright © 2002 - 2007 All rights reserved. No part of this web site may be reproduced without written permission from Mitch Waite Group. Privacy Policy. Percevia® Registered in the U.S. More

Except when males are singing, Kentucky Warbler is a skulker preferring to remain well hidden amongst the cover of grass and ground debris. Kentucky Warbler Kentucky Warbler ABA 1 HOME PHOTO ARCHIVE (SORTED BY FAMILY) ALPHABETICAL SPECIES LIST Kentucky Warbler Fort DeSoto Park, St. More

KOS members receive The Kentucky Warbler (the official publication of KOS). The Warbler is published quarterly and includes seasonal reports of bird observations throughout the state, original research articles, field notes, and news about KOS and its members. Members may also participate in a variety of activities, including annual spring & fall meetings, field trips, and Christmas Bird Counts. More

Cool Fact: In several documented cases, Kentucky Warblers have hybridized with Blue-winged Warblers; offspring from such pairings are called Cincinnati Warblers. Listen to a recording (Real Audio) of the Kentucky Warbler from the Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds. Kentucky Warbler Inhabitants of the dense forest understory, Kentucky Warblers are furtive, cryptically marked, and famously difficult to see. They spend much of their time silently foraging amid low tangles and fallen leaves. More

Kentucky Warbler - Oporornis formosus The Kentucky Warbler is primarily found in deciduous forests of the southeastern United States, usually near a water source. They spend most of their time foraging on the forest floor, where they can be difficult to spot because of their shyness, despite their bright coloring. More

Kentucky WarblerOporornis formosus Order PASSERIFORMES – Family PARULIDAE Issue No. 324 Authors: Mcdonald, Mary Victoria * 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

This male Kentucky Warbler was photographed at the Convention Center in South Padre Island, Texas. Photo taken with a Nikkor 300mm EDAF f4.0 lens on Kodak Elitechrome 200 film. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Parulidae
Genus : Oporornis
Species : formosus
Authority : (Wilson, 1811)