Swainson’s Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii)
… a small species of New World warbler. Adults grow to 12.5–16 cm (4.9–6.3 in) in length and 11–20.5 g (0.39–0.72 oz) in weight. The wingspan averages at 23 cm (9.1 in). They feed on insects and other invertebrates.
Swainson’s Warblers are uncommon, mostly found in flooded swamplands and canebrakes of the south-eastern United States. They are a migratory species, with part of the population migrating southeastwards to the Greater Antilles and the other southwestwards to the Yucatán Peninsula region in winter. Pairs form and stake out and defend a territory for nesting. Nests are fairly large and bulky, constructed from moss, grass, and small leaves situated above ground in a tangle of tall reeds or vines. The female will lay between 3 to 5 eggs…
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- illustration from Warblers of North America (1907), by Louis Fuertes Aggasiz