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Chestnut-sided Warbler -
(Dendroica pensylvanica)



  • Small songbird
  • Breeding plumage streaky-dark above, white below
  • Yellow crown, black area through eye, black mustache
  • Chestnut area on sides
  • Female has less black on face and less chestnut coloring
  • Fall coloring --lime green above, yellowish wingbars, some chesnut on sides
  • 5" (13cm.)


  • Second growth forest and forest edges

Additional Information

  • Common migrant
  • Common summer resident north; rare summer resident south
  • Male's song has accented ending: "please, please, pleased to meetcha"
  • Spends winter in Central America

Chestnut-sided Warbler on branch

Chestnut-sided warbler from below 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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