Wood Warblers

The New World warblers are sometimes called "wood-warblers" to distinguish them from the Old World warblers...more information

adult male
Setophaga ruticilla
4 1/2-5 1/2" (11-14 cm). Male black with bright orange patches on wings and tail; white belly. Females and young birds dull olive-brown above, white below, with yellow wing and tail patches. Immature...
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adult male, breeding
Setophaga castanea
5 1/2" (14 cm). In breeding plumage, male has chestnut cap, throat, and sides; blackish face; conspicuous pale buff patch on side of neck. Upperparts streaked. Females, fall males, and immatures are...
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adult male, breeding
Mniotilta varia
5" (13 cm). Black and white stripes, including crown. Male has black throat; female's throat white. Creeps on tree trunks and branches
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adult male, breeding
Setophaga caerulescens
5" (13 cm). Male blue-gray above, white below, with black face, throat, and sides; female dull olive green, with narrow white eyebrow and a small, square, white wing patch, but lacking in first year...
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adult male, breeding
Setophaga nigrescens
4 1/2-5" (11-13 cm). Head striped black and white; black bib on throat; white below, with black stripes on sides; gray back, with black striping; 2 white wing bars and white outer tail feathers....
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adult male,breeding
Setophaga virens
5" (13 cm). Crown and upperparts olive green, throat and sides of breast black, face yellow. Female similar but duller.
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adult male, breeding
Setophaga fusca
5" (13 cm). Breeding male black and white with vivid orange throat, crown patch, and eyebrow; and large white wing patch; female similar, but has yellow throat. Back of both sexes boldly striped....
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adult male, breeding
Setophaga striata
5 1/2" (14 cm). Breeding male gray streaked above, with black cap, white cheeks and underparts, blackish streaks on sides. Female and nonbreeding male greenish above with vague streaking, yellowish...
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adult male (breeding)
Vermivora cyanoptera
4 1/2" (11 cm). Sexes similar, mostly bright yellow with blue-gray wings, 2 white wing bars, and black line through eye. Greenish back and tail.
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adult male, breeding
Cardellina canadensis
5" (13 cm). Solid gray above, without wing bars, yellow below; yellow "spectacles"; black-spotted "necklace" on breast. Female similar but duller, with only a trace of necklace.
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adult male, breeding
Setophaga tigrina
5" (13 cm). In breeding plumage, male yellow below with conspicuous chestnut cheek patch; yellow neck patch; white wing patch; yellow rump; heavy black streaks on underparts. Female much duller, with...
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adult male, breeding
Setophaga cerulea
4 1/2" (11 cm). Male has sky-blue head and back; black band across white breast. Female is dull blue-gray above and whitish below, and lacks breast band. Immature similar to female.
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adult male,breeding
Setophaga pensylvanica
5" (13 cm). Sexes similar: yellow-green crown; long chestnut line on sides; white underparts; streaked back. Immatures uniform yellow-green above, dull whitish below, with white eye ring and yellow...
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adult
Oreothlypis crissalis
5" (13 cm). Gray above, with chestnut crown patch and olive-yellow rump. Whitish below, with yellow undertail patch. Narrow eye ring, no wing bars. Larger than Virginia's Warbler; lacks yellow on...
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adult male, Interior
Geothlypis trichas
4 1/2-6" (11-15 cm). Olive-brown above, bright yellow on throat and upper breast. Male has bold black mask, bordered above with white. Females and young males lack face mask, but may be recognized by...
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adult male
Oporornis agilis
5 1/2" (14 cm). Olive green above, dull yellow below; head, throat, and upper breast gray in males and dull brownish in females. Has conspicuous, unbroken white eye ring. No wing bars. Mourning...
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adult male
Setophaga chrysoparia
4 1/2-5" (11-13 cm). Male black, with 2 white wing bars, white belly, and conspicuous yellow face. Female similar, but back olive green with dark streaks.
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adult male
Vermivora chrysoptera
4 1/2" (11 cm). Male gray above, white below, with black mask and throat; white eyebrow and "mustache"; yellow crown and wing patch. Female similar, but has gray mask and throat.
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adult male
Setophaga graciae
4 1/2-5" (11-13 cm). Bright yellow eye stripe, chin, throat, and breast; upperparts gray streaked with black; underparts white with black striping on sides; wings and tail dark, with 2 white wing...
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adult male, breeding
Setophaga occidentalis
4 1/2" (11 cm). Yellow head; black chin and throat; gray back; white underparts with black-streaked flanks. Gray wings and tail, with white wing bars and outer tail feathers. Female and immature have...
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