Warbler, Tennessee bird picturesTENNESSEE WARBLER
647. Vermivora peregrina. 5 inches
Male, with a gray head and greenish back; female, with the top of the head the same color as the back.
A dull-colored bird that, with the exception of the bill, bears a strong resemblance to some of the Vireos.
Like many others of our birds, this one has received an inappropriate name, because the first specimen was shot on the banks of the Cumberland River, while the bird is no more abundant in Tennessee than in other states during migration.
Song. - A simple ditty similar to that of the Chipping Sparrow.
Nest. - Either on the ground or at low elevations in bushes; of grasses and fibres lined with hair; eggs white, sparsely specked with reddish brown (.62 x .45).
Range. - Eastern N.A., breeding from the northern parts of the northern tier of states northward to the limit of trees; winters in Central and South America.