New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Bay-breasted Warbler (Dendroica castanea) - HBW 15, p. 758

French: Paruline à poitrine baie German: Braunbrust-Waldsänger Spanish: Reinita Castaña

Taxonomy: Sylvia castanea A. Wilson, 1810, Pennsylvania, USA.
Relationships unclear; D. striata presumed to be the closest relative of present species, but little information. Has hybridized with D. striata, D. coronata (nominate race) and D. fusca. Monotypic.

Distribution: Breeds in S Canada (from SW Northwest Territories and NE British Columbia E to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia) and NE USA (NE Minnesota E to Maine and New Hampshire). Migrates to Central America and NW South America.

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