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Smaller Woodland Birds - Page 5

Cape May Warbler M

Cape May Warbler MSize - 5 to 5 1/2 inches long
Habitat - Spruce forests.
Nesting - The nest is a large cup of twigs, grass, and stems, built among short branches near the top of a conifer, 30 to 60' above ground.
Eggs - 4 to 9, cream-colored, heavily spotted with brown and gray. Incubation and nesting period unknown.
Food - Insects and spiders; also punctures fruit and drinks the juice.

Cape May Warbler Fe

Cape May Warbler (female)Size - 5 to 5 1/2 inches long
Habitat - Spruce forests.
Nesting - The nest is a large cup of twigs, grass, and stems, built among short branches near the top of a conifer, 30 to 60' above ground.
Eggs - 4 to 9, cream-colored, heavily spotted with brown and gray. Incubation and nesting period unknown.
Food - Insects and spiders; also punctures fruit and drinks the juice.

Nashville Warbler

Nashville WarblerSize - 4 1/2 - 5 inches long
Habitat - Open bushy woodlands and bogs; birch and aspen groves.
Nesting - The nest is a cup of moss, grass, fur, and stems, on the ground among weeds, thick shrubs, or in a clump of moss.
Eggs - 4 to 5, white, spotted with brown. Incubation about 12 days, by the female. Young leave the nest in 10 days after hatching.
Food - Insects, spiders, berries, and weeds.

Tennessee Warbler

Tennessee WarblerSize - 4 - 5 inches long
Habitat - Forests and wooded bogs.
Nesting - The nest is a solid cup grass and rootlets, built on dry ground at the base of a shrub or clump of grass.
Eggs - 5 to 7, white or cream-colored, speckled with brown. Incubation about 12 days, by the female.
Food - Insects.

American Redstart M

Redstart)Size - 4 1/2 to 6 inches long
Habitat - Woods and thickets.
Nesting - The nest is a a cup of grass, fibers and lichens, 4 to 70 feet above the ground in a sapling or tree.
Eggs - 2 to 5, white, cream colored, or greenish, spotted with brown and gray. Incubation about 12 days, by the female. Young leave the nest in 20 days after hatching.
Food - Spiders, berries, and insects.

American Redstart Fe

Redstart)Size - 4 1/2 to 6 inches long
Habitat - Woods and thickets.
Nesting - The nest is a a cup of grass, fibers and lichens, 4 to 70 feet above the ground in a sapling or tree.
Eggs - 2 to 5, white, cream colored, or greenish, spotted with brown and gray. Incubation about 12 days, by the female. Young leave the nest in 20 days after hatching.
Food - Spiders, berries, and insects.

Yellow-rumped Warbler M

Yellow-rumped WarblerSize - 5-6 inches long.
Habitat - Coniferous forests.
Nesting - The nest is a cup of twigs, stems, and bark, 3-50 feet above the ground on a branch or in foliage of a conifer.
Eggs - 3 to 5, cream colored or grayish, spotted with brown and gray. Incubation 13 days, by female only. Young leave the nest about 2 weeks after hatching.
Food - Berries, spiders, seeds, and insects.

Yellow-rumped Warbler Fe

Yellow-rumped WarblerSize - 5-6 inches long.
Habitat - Coniferous forests.
Nesting - The nest is a cup of twigs, stems, and bark, 3-50 feet above the ground on a branch or in foliage of a conifer.
Eggs - 3 to 5, cream colored or grayish, spotted with brown and gray. Incubation 13 days, by female only. Young leave the nest about 2 weeks after hatching.
Food - Berries, spiders, seeds, and insects.

Magnolia Warbler M

Magnolia Warbler MSize - 4 1/2 to 5 inches long
Habitat - Coniferous forests.
Nesting - The nest is a loose cup of twigs and grass, saddled to horizontal branch of a conifer, 5 to 35' above ground.
Eggs - 3 to 5 white, cream-colored, or pale blue. Incubation 11 to 13 days by female only.
Food - Insects and spiders.

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Chestnut-sided WarblerSize - 4 1/2 to 5 1/4 inches long.
Habitat - Bushy woodlands and pastures.
Nesting - The nest is a cup of stems, fibers, bark strips, and plant down, 1-5 feet above the ground in fork of sapling or shrub.
Eggs - 3 to 5, white or cream colored, spotted with brown and purple. Incubation 13 days, by female. Young leave the nest 10 to 12 days after hatching.
Food - Insects, seeds, and berries.

Blue-winged Warbler

Blue-winged warblerSize - 4 1/2 to 5 inches long.
Habitat - Open bushy woodlands and thickets.
Nesting - The nest is a conical cup of bark strips, grass, and hair on the ground, woven among weed stems, or hidden under a shrub.
Eggs - 4 to 7, white, finely spotted with brown and gray. Incubation 10 to 12 days, by female. Young leave the nest 10 days after hatching.
Food - Insects and spiders.

Golden-winged Warbler

Golden-winged warblerSize - 4 1/2 to 5 inches long.
Habitat - Open, bushy woodlands and thickets.
Nesting - The nest is a bulky cup of bark strips and grass on the ground, woven among weed stems, or hidden under a shrub.
Eggs - 5 to 7, white or cream colored, speckled with brown and gray. Incubation 10 days, by female. Young leave the nest 10 days after hatching.
Food - Primarily insects.

Northern Parula

Northern ParulaSize - 4 to 4 1/2 inches long.
Habitat - Woodlands near water.
Nesting - The nest is a loosely woven cup of Spanish moss or lichen hanging from a branch, 4 to 60' above the ground.
Eggs - 3 to 7, white or cream colored, speckled with brown. Incubation 12 to 14 days, by female.
Food - Primarily insects and spiders.

Yellow Warbler M

Yellow Warbler MSize - 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 inches long.
Habitat - Streamside woods and thickets, swampy thickets, and garden shrubbery.
Nesting - The nest is a cup of silky plant down, grass and spider web, fastened to the crotch of a small sapling or shrub.
Eggs - 3 to 6, pale bluish greenish, with brown and gray spots. Incubation 11 days, by female. Young leave the nest in 9 to 12 days after hatching.
Food - Insects and spiders.

Yellow Warbler Fe

yellow warblerSize - 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 inches long.
Habitat - Streamside woods and thickets, swampy thickets, and garden shrubbery.
Nesting - The nest is a cup of silky plant down, grass and spider web, fastened to the crotch of a small sapling or shrub.
Eggs - 3 to 6, pale bluish greenish, with brown and gray spots. Incubation 11 days, by female. Young leave the nest in 9 to 12 days after hatching.
Food - Insects and spiders.

Black-and-white Warbler

Black-and-whiteSize - 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 inches long.
Habitat - Deciduous and coniferous forests.
Nesting - The nest is a thick walled cup of grass, leaves, bark, twigs and rootlets, hidden on the ground among the roots at the base of a tree, or in the shelter of a log or overhanging rock.
Eggs - 4 to 5, white or cream colored, spotted with brown. Incubation 10 to 12 days, by female. Young leave the nest about 20 days after hatching.
Food - Insects and spiders.

Common Yellowthroat

YellowthroatSize - 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 inches long.
Habitat - Deciduous and coniferous forests.
Nesting - The nest is a bulky cup of weeds, grasses, leaves, bark, and ferns; lined with grass and hair, located among cattails, bulrushes, sedges in marshes.
Eggs - 3 to 5, white or cream colored, spotted with brown and black. Incubation 12 days, by female. Fed by both parents. Young leave the nest 8 to 10 days after hatching.
Food - Insects.

Palm Warbler

Palm WarblerSize - 4 to 5 1/2 inches long.
Habitat - Weedy fields and low bushes.
Nesting - Nests in northern spruce-fir bogs. Cup of bark, grass, and stems, in hammock of moss or 1 to 2' off the ground in a low bush.
Eggs - 4 to 5, white with spots and splotches of brown. Incubation 12 days. Young leave the nest 12 days after hatching.
Food - Insects and berries.

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