Prairie Warbler (Dendroica discolor) - HBW 15, p. 757
French: Paruline des prés
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 9 videos
A female looking for & catching prey in shrubby trees Locality Breezes Jibacoa, Santa Cruz del Norte, La Habana Province, Cuba
Joe Angseesing 15 December 2008 4 years ago 31 sec 4.2
Adult male foraging through branches and then briefly singing Locality Everglades National Park, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp paludicola)
Greg Baker 3 September 1994 3 years ago 29 sec 4
A female looking for & catching prey in small trees; some calls heard Locality Breezes Jibacoa, Santa Cruz del Norte, La Habana Province, Cuba
Joe Angseesing 15 December 2008 4 years ago 26 sec 3.7
Bird at waterbath Locality Cayo Coco, Ciego de Avila Province, Cuba (ssp discolor??)
Desmond Allen 8 March 2013 1 year ago 12 sec 3.6
A bird moving in a bush Locality Cayo Paredón Grande, Jardines del Rey, Cuba
Josep del Hoyo 7 August 2004 9 years ago 33 sec 3.3
A female flying within a shrub (20% of normal speed) Locality Breezes Jibacoa, Santa Cruz del Norte, La Habana Province, Cuba
Joe Angseesing 15 December 2008 4 years ago 24 sec 3
PhotosSee all 12 photos
On a branch
Locality Playa Ancón, Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus Province, Cuba
Guy Poisson 26 December 2014 36 weeks ago 4.5
Perched on the leaf
Zotyesz 10 September 2011 2 years ago 4.5
Adult in low bush
Locality Ciénaga de Zapata, Cuba
Rafael Merchante 1 March 2008 51 weeks ago 3.8
Bird perched on a snag
Locality Cancún, Quintana Roo State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern)
rchavezdm 17 September 2013 44 weeks ago 3.7
A bird seen in the shade at Cinchona gardens, Jamaica.
Locality Kingston, Surrey County, Jamaica
David Lingard 13 November 2012 1 year ago 3.7
An adult male.
Locality Houston, Texas, USA (United States) (ssp discolor)
Ken Havard 20 April 2008 34 weeks ago 3.5