Wilson's Warbler Male (left) and female (right) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Clade: Inopinaves Order: Passeriformes Suborder: Passeri Clade: Nine-primaried oscines Epifamily: Icteroidae Clade: Blackbird and warbler group Subfamily: Basileuterinae Genus: Cardellina Species: C. pusilla Binomial name Cardellina pusilla
File:Wilsonia pusilla map.svg Range of C. pusilla Breeding range Wintering range Synonyms
Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) is a small New World warbler. It is greenish above and yellow below, with rounded wings and a long, slim tail. The male has a black crown patch; depending on the subspecies, that mark is reduced or absent in the female. It breeds across Canada and south through the western United States, and winters from Mexico south through much of Central America. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.
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- Western Wilson's Warbler, C. p. pileolata
- C. p. chryseola
- Eastern Wilson's Warbler, C. p. pusilla
Wilson’s Warblers are small and nimble fliers. They are one of the smallest and most recognizable migratory warblers in the U.S, with their black cap and bright yellow plumage. They rarely slow down, dashing between shrubs, grabbing insects from one leaf after another, and popping up on low perches to sing.
- ^ "Wilsonia pusilla". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
- ^ Irwin, D.E., Irwin, J.H. & Smith, T.B. (2011) Genetic variation and seasonal migratory connectivity in Wilson’s warblers (Wilsonia pusilla): species-level differences in nuclear DNA between western and eastern populations. Mol. Ecol. 20(15): 3102–3115.
- ^ Curson, J. & de Juana, E. (2019). Wilson’s Warbler (Cardellina pusilla). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/61522 on 8 October 2019).
This article is part of Project Aves, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each bird, including made-up species. This article is part of Project Passeriformes, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each passerine, including made-up species. This article is part of Project Parulidae, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each New World warbler/parulid, including made-up species.