Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum) - HBW 15, p. 758
French: Paruline à couronne rousse
Spanish: Reinita Palmera
Taxonomy: Motacilla palmarum J. F. Gmelin, 1789, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Affinities within genus uncertain; has been considered most closely related to D. discolor and D. pinus. Has hybridized with D. coronata (of nominate race). Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- palmarum ( J. F. Gmelin, 1789) - breeds C & SC Canada from Northwest Territories and Alberta E to Ontario; migrates to Florida, Caribbean (mainly Bahamas and Greater Antilles) and, in smaller numbers, US Atlantic coast and E coast of C Middle America.
- hypochrysea Ridgway, 1876 - E Ontario (locally) and W Quebec E to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, and NE United States (N Minnesota, Wisconsin, N Michigan, Maine); migrates to Gulf of Mexico coast from Texas E to W Florida.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 16 videos
Bird on stone by park. Locality Ciudad de La Habana Province, Cuba (ssp palmarum)
Desmond Allen 19 March 2013 10 weeks ago 18 sec 4.2
Perched, looking around. Locality Toledo District, Belize (ssp palmarum)
Wayne Hall 8 March 2012 1 year ago 22 sec 4.1
Looking food and tail motion. Locality Guanabo, La Habana Province, Cuba
Eduardo Tejeda Lima 23 February 2013 14 weeks ago 22 sec 4
An adult bird perched on a branch, looking around Locality Point Pelee National Park, Leamington, Ontario, Canada (ssp hypochrysea)
Don DesJardin 30 April 2005 5 years ago 17 sec 3.9
A bird showing its characteristic tail motion Locality Olney, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA (United States) (ssp hypochrysea)
Robert Schaefer 30 October 2007 5 years ago 26 sec 3.6
Bird foraging in bushes Locality South Beach, Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp palmarum)
Joe Angseesing 1 February 2008 4 years ago 35 sec 3.6
PhotosSee all 31 photos
On a branch
Locality Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, Quebec, Canada (ssp hypochrysea)
Guy Poisson 20 May 2008 2 years ago 4.6
In shrubby area of disturbed land next to protected recovering Everglades.
Locality Miramar, Broward County, Florida, USA (United States)
Ken Schneider 1 December 2010 2 years ago 4.4
Foraging on the ground.
Locality Ciénaga de Zapata, Cuba
David Lingard 7 February 2012 1 year ago 4.2
A fall bird perched low in a tree.
Locality Toronto, Ontario, Canada (ssp palmarum)
David Beadle 6 October 2012 22 weeks ago 4.2
A nonbreeding plumaged bird pauses on a pine stick.
Locality Florida, USA (United States)
Evan Buck 11 December 2012 13 weeks ago 4.2
An adult on a branch
Locality Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA (United States)
AndrewSmith 24 February 2013 16 weeks ago 4