Species Identification - Birds

Pine Warbler - Setophaga pinus

Family: Parulidae


Pine warblers are hard to spot because they prod clumps of pine needles in high branches of pine trees. However, you might hear them because they make a steady, musical trill. They are stout, long-tailed yellow and olive warblers with white bellies and thick, short black beaks. Males are the brightest and females and immatures can appear gray. They eat insects, seeds, and berries.

Range: Common in eastern pine forests and rarely seen away from pines. They range throughout the eastern U.S. and are permanent residents of southern Florida. Some migrate to Mexico and the Caribbean.

Photos by Carl Berube

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