Northern Parula

The Northern Parula, Parula americana, is a small New World warbler. It breeds in eastern North America from southern Canada to Florida.

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

The Northern Parula, Parula americana, is a small New World warbler. It breeds in eastern North America from southern Canada to Florida. This species is migratory, wintering in southern Florida, northern Central America, the West Indies and most of the Lesser Antilles. This species is a very rare vagrant to western Europe. The Northern Parula is 11 cm long and has mainly gray upper parts, with a greenish back patch and two white wing bars. More

The Northern Parula has a large range, estimated globally at 3,400,000 square kilometers. Native to the Americas and nearby island nations, this bird prefers temperate, subtropical, or tropical forest ecosystems. The global population of this bird is estimated at 7,300,000 individuals and does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Northern Parula is Least Concern. More

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A small warbler of the upper canopy, the Northern Parula can be found in two rather distinct populations. The southern population nests primarily in hanging Spanish moss, while the northern population uses the similar-looking old man's beard lichen. More

Northern Parulas nest in trees in clumps of these mosses, laying 3-7 eggs in a scantily lined cup nest. These birds feed on insects and spiders. Their song is a click-like trill or buzz, zeeeeee-yip. Their call is a soft chip. N. parula.jpg On Factory Island, Saco, Maine With caterpillar, Maryland References - * BirdLife International (2004). Parula americana. 2006. More

The Northern Parula has one of the most prolonged migrations of any North American warbler. Significant numbers of this species appear along the Texas coast in late February, and continue to move northward through this region through May. Northern breeders passing through the southern states in May are crossing paths with local birds that have already fledged young. More

Breeding: The Northern Parula breeds from the eastern corner of southern Canada, south throughout the eastern half of the United States. Click on the map on the left to see the breeding range as determined by the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS). Map not available. Winter: This bird winters in Florida, eastern Mexico and Central America, and the islands of the West Indies. ATBI Database: Specimen Records Map. More

The Northern Parula is one of the smallest warblers, and the males are quite striking when in full breeding plumage. Bright blue-grey on the top and white underneath; with an olive patch on the upper back, a bright yellow throat with a rufous band across the chest. The wings sport two bright white wing bars and the eyes have white crescents above and below. Juveniles and females are paler with little or no throat band. More

Northern parulas can be found in humid woods. They are typically found in forests where Spanish moss and lichen can be found.. Diet Insects and fruit. Range The Northern parula has two isolated populations. The northeastern birds can be found from northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan over to New York, Connecticut, and up to Maine. More

Northern Parula is a small warbler with bluish-grey upperparts, two broad white wing bars and a bright yellow throat and upper breast, latter contrasting with white lower underparts in all plumages. A closer view may reveal broken white eye-ring, olive-bronze mantle, bluish-grey sides of breast and white patches on outer tail, noticeably short. Male shows a narrow orange-rufous breast band and often some orange-rufous patches on upper flanks. It has also black lores and eye line. More

Northern Parula in the Great Lakes region and mid-Atlantic suffered severe declines due to loss of lichens caused by air pollution. Length: 4 1/2 inches. More

The Northern Parula is a small warbler that is blue above with a yellow-green "saddle" on its back, a yellow throat and breast, a white belly and two white wing bars. The male has an orange-brown chest band. The song of the Northern Parula is one or more rising buzzy notes dropping abruptly at the end, bzzzzz-zip or bz-bz-bz-zip. The Northern Parula forages in a chickadee-like fashion, gleaning insects and spiders from twigs and foliage. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Parulidae
Genus : Parula
Species : americana
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)