Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla

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Adult male

Small warbler with a small, thin bill and beady black eye. Entirely yellow below with an olive back. Adult males have a black cap.

Female/immature

Small warbler with a small, thin bill and beady black eye. Females and immatures have an olive crown. Some females show a small black cap.

Adult male

Entirely yellow below with an olive back. Adult males have a black cap.

Female/immature

Females and immatures have an olive crown, but some females can have a small black cap. Note small patch of black feathers on the crown of this individual.

Adult male

Small entirely yellow warbler save for the black cap on adult males. Spends most of its time in the understory.

Habitat

Breeds in wet meadows and thickets near streams, especially those with willows and alders. Also found in aspen stands and young stands of evergreen trees.

Recommended Citation

Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/wlswar