Wilson's Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla) - HBW 15, p. 778
French: Paruline à calotte noire
Spanish: Reinita de Wilson
Other common names: Black-capped/Pileated Warbler
Taxonomy: Muscicapa pusilla A. Wilson, 1811, southern New Jersey, USA.
Relationship with congeners not clear. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- pileolata ( Pallas, 1811) - breeds N Alaska S along coast to C British Columbia, including Queen Charlotte Is, also in W USA S in Rockies to N New Mexico and in coastal mountain ranges to C California; migrates to region from NW Mexico S to W Panama.
- pusilla ( A. Wilson, 1811) - breeds C & S Canada (Mackenzie District of Northwest Territories and N Alberta E to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia) and NE USA (New England); migrates to region from E Mexico S to Costa Rica, also extreme S USA (extreme SE Texas and SW Gulf coast).
- chryseola Ridgway, 1902 - breeds Pacific coast and W slope of coastal mountain ranges from SW British Columbia S to S California; migrates to region from NW Mexico (including Baja California) S to Panama.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 8 videos
A bird hunting for insects during migration Locality Watkins Mill State Park, Clay County, Missouri, USA (United States)
steve dillinger 14 May 2002 3 years ago 34 sec 4.2
Two consecutive males. Locality El Triunfo Camp, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern)
Josep del Hoyo 29 March 2009 3 years ago 15 sec 4.2
Brief view of a male changing perches (then at 33% speed). Locality Chugach State Park, Anchorage, Alaska, USA (United States) (ssp pileolata)
Josep del Hoyo 11 June 2012 42 weeks ago 11 sec 3
Wilson's Warbler taking a bath at feeder complex in Sioux Falls SD Locality South Dakota, USA (United States)
zerrmick 21 September 2008 3 years ago 30 sec 3
A male singing on a branch Locality Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve, California, USA (United States) (ssp chryseola)
Michael Grunow 21 May 2004 5 years ago 27 sec 2.8
A female moving on vegetation. Locality El Triunfo Camp, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern)
Josep del Hoyo 29 March 2009 3 years ago 17 sec 2.8
PhotosSee all 21 photos
Locality California, USA (United States)
Kevin B Agar 27 April 2012 10 weeks ago 4.4
On a branch
Locality Montmagny, Quebec, Canada (ssp pusilla)
Guy Poisson 1 September 2009 2 years ago 4.2
Locality Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (ssp pusilla)
Ken Simonite 26 May 2013 16 hours ago ADDED TODAY! 4
female bird photographed near Rocky Mountain National Park during fall migration
Locality Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA (United States)
Tom Moxley 22 September 2010 2 years ago 4
Male in breeding plumage perched on branch.
Locality Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Washington State, USA (United States)
kevinguse 22 August 2012 40 weeks ago 3.8
Foraging in oak-juniper habitat.
Locality Madera Canyon, Santa Rita Mountains, Arizona, USA (United States)
manakin 11 May 2011 2 years ago 3.8