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Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia


TAXONOMY:
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Parulidae
  • Genus: Dendroica
  • Species: magnolia
Magnolia Warbler

MORPHOLOGY:
  • Male: Has a black face and a black ear patch with a white eyebrow. The throat is yellow and has a black necklace between the throat and upper breast. Streaks come from the black necklace and extend down the breast, which is yellow in color. The rump is also yellow but the undertail coverts are white. Has two white wing bars that come to form one. Has broken white eye-ring. In the fall the dorsal side is olive and has a narrow gray band running across the upper breast. Face and ear patch are olive and the eye-ring is thin and white.
  • Female: Similar to the male but with finer streaking on the breast and a gray band across the upper breast. Has two white wing bars, but they do not converge. Eyebrow is gray as well as the face and ear patch. In the fall the dorsal side is olive and has a narrow gray band running across the upper breast. Face and ear patch are olive and the eye-ring is thin and white.
  • Immature: The dorsal side is olive and has a narrow gray band running across the upper breast. Face and ear patch are olive and the eye-ring is thin and white.
Magnolia Warbler


FOOD: insectivorous (Ehrlich et al., 1988).

MATING SYSTEM: monogamous (Ehrlich et al., 1988).

BREEDING SYSTEM:

Magnolia Warbler MIGRATION STATUS IN WISCONSIN:
The magnolia warbler is a neotropical migrant.

NEST FOUND AT LAND O' LAKES SITE:
There was one nest found at the site, and it fledged two young.


REFERENCES:
Baicicich, P.J. and Harrison, C.J.O. 1997. A Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds, 2nd edition. Academic Press: San Diego.

Ehrlich, P.R., Dobkin, D.S., and Wheye, D. 1988. The Birderís Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds. Simon and Schuster, Inc.: New York.

Stokes, D.W. and Stokes, L.Q. 1996. Field Guide to Birds: Eastern Region. Little, Brown and Co.: Boston.

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