Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Parulidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Napo, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Napo, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. North America

Identification & Behavior: ~13 cm (5.1 in). The Canada Warbler is blue-gray above with a bold yellow eyering. The underparts are yellow with blackish streaks across the breast. The female is a dull version of the male. Both sexes have white webbing on the tail feathers. The Canada Warbler forages in the mid and upper canopy generally in the company of mixed species flocks. Also, see Tropical Parula.

Status: The Canada Warbler is a Boreal migrant uncommon in humid forest on the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 650 – 1300. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Reinita de Canada.

Sub-species: Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis), (Linnaeus), 1766

Meaning of Name: Cardellina: dim. Italian dialect name Cardella for a Goldfinch. L. cardellina= little goldfinch. canadensis: Iroquoian kanata settlement. Canada (taxa from Hudson Bay or Hudson’s Bay were given this toponym.

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Distribution Map


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2016.