Warbler, Palm bird picturesPALM WARBLER
672. Dendroica palmarum. 5.25 inches
No wing bars, but white spots on the outer tail feathers; crown, cheeks, and streaks on the sides chestnut.
During migrations you will find these Warblers along roadsides, in open woods and scrubby pastures.
They are of a very nervous temperament and, when at rest or when walking, are continually flirting their tail, a habit which none of the Warblers, except the Water-thrush, seem to have.
They are one of the earliest of the family to appear in the spring, reaching northern United States in April.
Song. - A short trill; an ordinary Warbler chirp.
Nest. - On the ground under shrubs, or sunken in moss; made of fine grasses, bark, and moss; the four eggs are creamy white with reddish-brown spots.
Range. - Interior of N.A., breeding in the interior of British America; winters in southern U.S.
672a. Yellow Palm Warbler (hypochrysea) is brighter yellow below; it is found in eastern N.A., breeding north of Nova Scotia; winters along the Gulf.