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Grace's Warbler

Paruline de Grace

Setophaga graciae

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 Grace’s Warbler

Species: The Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae) lives in montane type forest of mature pines and oaks. Spends most of its time feeding high up in pines, in search for insects, its main diet, always actively moving about. Population seems to be expanding its breeding range into the northern states. Is not in terms, when compared to other warblers, a long range migrant. Similar in appearance to the Yellow-throated Warbler which does not share the same North American regions.

Distinctions: The male has a bright yellow throat and upper breast, yellow supercilium, yellow crest below eye. Bluish-gray crown, nape, back and tail. Bluish-gray and black wings with two white wing bars. White stomach and under tail coverts, bold black streaks on flanks. The female is similar to the male, as is the juveniles, but duller in appearance.

Voice: Single call note, song sound like "che, che, che..., repeated over.

Nesting: Three to five creamy white coloured eggs, with brown markings. The nest is built high in mature conifers. Nest is composed of strips of bark, rootlets, leaves, and lined with fine grasses and hairs.

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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Grace's Warbler

B L W W W Family Latin Name
5" 12.7cm 8" 20.3cm 0.35 oz 9.9g Parulidae Setophaga graciae

  • Summer
  • Year Around
  • Winter

Distribution: Prefers mature pine or a mix of pine/oak forest, during the spring/summer months it is seen in the southern regions of Colorado, touching into western Kansas, through the south-western regions of New Mexico and 2/3rd of Arizona. Migrates into Mexico and Central America during the winter months.

References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society

Classic Collection of North American Birds