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Arctic Warbler

Pouillot boréal

Birds of North America

Phylloscopus borealis




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Species: The Arctic Warbler (Phylloscopus borealis) is one of the lesser seen warblers in North America, although it nests in Alaska and is found mostly in the tundra scrubland. This brown and greenish bird is common throughout the northern regions of Eurasia.

Distinctions: The male and female are very similar looking in appearance. Has a prominent white supercilium extending beyond the back of the eye. Greenish tone to upper plumage, small white wing bar, sometimes hard to distinguish. Off white breast with a brownish tone on its flanks. Similar in appearance to the Willow and Dusky Warblers, has the largest bill of the three. Migrates back into Eurasia during the winter months. A small number of these birds have been identified along the western states as far as California.

Voice: Nasal or buzzy tone notes. Sings from a high perch, easy to be find and identify, continuous call notes.

Nesting: Three to five white eggs, pink or reddish-brown spots. Suspended from a fork in branches of a tree or shrub. The nest is shaped in the form of a dome with entrance on the side and is composed of fine grass, leaves, feathers and hair.

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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Arctic Warbler

B L W W W Family Latin Name
5" 12.7cm 8" 20.3cm 0.35oz 9.9g Phylloscopidae Phylloscopus borealis

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Distribution: Seen only in Alaska except on very rare occasions, when it is seen in the southern states bordering the Pacific Ocean. Nests along the western side of Alaska with an extension reaching into the Fairbanks area.


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