New World Warblers (Parulidae)

Prairie Warbler (Dendroica discolor) - HBW 15, p. 757

French: Paruline des prés German: Rostscheitel-Waldsänger Spanish: Reinita Galana

Taxonomy: Sylvia discolor Vieillot, 1809, "the Antilles", in Caribbean.
Forms a superspecies with D. vitellina; sometimes regarded as conspecific, although such treatment not supported by recent phylogenetic study. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • discolor ( Vieillot, 1809) - breeds SE Canada (SE Ontario) and E USA E from SE Iowa, E Kansas and E Texas and S from extreme S Maine (but excluding S coastal areas and most of Florida and Mississippi Valley; isolated population in NW Michigan); migrates to peninsular Florida, Caribbean and islands off coast (also small numbers on adjacent mainland) of C Middle America.
  • paludicola A. H. Howell, 1930 - coastal S Florida.