Tennessee warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male, breeding plumage | Loc. Lousiana, USA.

Age: Adult, Basic plumage | Sex: Female | Loc. Washington State, USA.

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Fort DeSoto, Florida.

Age: First Winter | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Suburbs of Chicago, USA.

Identification & Behavior: ~12 cm (5 in). The Tennessee Warbler in breeding or alternate plumage has a gray head and nape with contrasting yellowish-olive upperparts. It has a thin dusky stripe across the eye and whitish supercilium giving the impression of a somewhat patterned face. The throat, breast and rest of the underparts are whitish. Females in breeding plumage show some yellow on the throat and breast. The basic plumage is similar to the alternate but tinged with yellowish. Immature birds are even more yellow. The bill appears conical and pointy.

Status: The Tennessee Warbler was added to the list of Birds of Peru in March 2020. A single individual was sighted and photographed on the Manu Road, in Southeastern Peru.

Name in Spanish: Reinita de Tennessee.

Sub-species: Tennessee warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina), A. Wilson, 1811.

Meaning of Name: Leiothlypis: Gr. leios= plain and thlupis= an unknown small bird mentioned by Aristotle. peregrina: L. wonderer.

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