This could be considered a relatively generalist species. JamesM, In October our resident Pines are supplemented by birds from farther north resulting in actual factual flocks of Pine Warblers congregating in pine stands and parks anywhere in the Piedmont of North Carolina and undoubtedly across the entire region. : "http://www. (All I retained were the dull gray back and wings, very pale undercoating, two wing bars, and huge-looking eyes.) Reply to this topic; Start new topic; Recommended Posts. , Diet consists of insects, and spiders. Welcome to 10,000 Birds, the world’s favorite birding blog! You can still see those wingbars, however, faint, and the clean eyering and big bill. They winter in southern Central America and breed from east-central Nebraska in the west to southern Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and southern Ontario in the north to central New York, southern Vermont, southern New Hampshire and New England to the east, south to western South Carolina, northern Georgia, northern Alabama, eastern Tennessee and southern Missouri. This is done through DNA marker types, such as amplified fragment length polymorphisms (AFLPs). Introgressed Genotypes - Studies on the blue and golden warbler hybrids have indicated the presence of cryptic hybridization in the past for this species. var sc_project=965006; Their Song II type are more distinguishable from each other. What I mean to say is that I’ve looked at many many birds like this only to be disappointed. Beyond that, they can have breast streaks or no breast streaks, and all points in between. Pine Warbler. I was fortunate, in that I knew that the vast majority of birds in front of me, at least those that weren’t Palm Warblers or Yellow-rumped Warblers, were all Pines. Pine Warbler: Diet consists of insects, fruits, and seeds; forages in trees and shrubs.  The two species can also hybridize freely when their habitats overlap, producing their hybrid types, Lawrence's Warblers and Brewster's Warblers. Your Lightboxes will appear here when you have created some. Sign in to follow this . Beyond that, they can have breast streaks or no breast streaks, and all points in between. Your link has been automatically embedded. The female is gray above and whitish below with two yellow wing bars and the same face pattern as female golden-winged. i usually see just one or two , now that i’m a less aggressive birder. Thanks for your help! https://www.alamy.com/cute-and-colorful-juvenile-pine-warbler-leans-out-from-branch-perch-and-ready-to-take-off-in-flight-image331756093.html, https://www.alamy.com/pine-warbler-dendroica-pinus-perched-on-a-branch-in-ontario-canada-image351264313.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-pine-warbler-perched-in-spruce-11999247.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-pine-warbler-dendroica-pinus-49229671.html, https://www.alamy.com/kirtland-warbler-on-territory-in-northern-michigan-image267910276.html. "https://ssl." Small feathers that cover the areas where the retrices (tail feathers) attach to the rump.  The blue winged species communicate with others via singing. https://www.alamy.com/pine-warbler-clings-to-vegetation-branch-while-before-taking-off-in-flight-image385291660.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-pine-warbler-76215672.html. All of the following photos were taken at Ebenezer Point on Jordan Lake in Chatham County in about an hour. The ventral part of the bird, or the area between the flanks on each side and the crissum and breast. , "Fifty-First supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union Check-List of North American Birds", "Plumage Genes and Little Else Distinguish the Genomes of Hybridizing Warblers", "Do the Golden-winged Warbler and Blue-winged Warbler Exhibit Species-specific Differences in their Breeding Habitat Use? "statcounter.com/counter/counter_xhtml.js'>"+"script>"); After mating, the length of their song abruptly decreases. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Pine Warbler: Medium warbler with plain olive-gray upperparts, yellow throat and breast, blurry-streaked sides, and white belly and undertail coverts. The Lawrence's warblers look similar to Blue-Winged in terms of the plumage but exhibit a wing pattern similar to the Golden-Winged. I’m just speculating here, but I wonder if our resident Pine molt on a different schedule than the migratory birds. Above is another adult male, but one far duller than the bird at the top of the post. document.write("