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Mourning Warbler -
(Oporornis philadelphia))



  • Small songbird
  • Olive-grey above, bright yellow below
  • Grey hood around head and neck
  • Male has black patch below throat
  • Female has lighter grey hood, lacks
        black patch
  • 5.25" (13 cm.)


  • Disturbed shrubby areas
  • Forest clearings

Additional Information

  • Fairly common migrant and summer
         resident in northern WI
  • Secretive during migration, stays in
         dense underbrush
  • Forages near the ground
  • Adult female eats the egg shells
         after young hatch
  • Found once in the summer on the KVR

Comparable Species

  • Connecticut Warbler

Mourning Warbler on a tree branch


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

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