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 11 videos
A bird hunting for insects during migration Locality Watkins Mill State Park, Clay County, Missouri, USA (United States)
steve dillinger 14 May 2002 5 years ago 34 sec 4.3
Two consecutive males. Locality El Triunfo Camp, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern)
Josep del Hoyo 29 March 2009 5 years ago 15 sec 4.3
A foraging male in a tree. Locality Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, Henderson, Clark County, Nevada, USA (United States) (ssp pileolata)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 27 May 2013 1 year ago 11 sec 4
A male foraging in a tree. Locality Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, Henderson, Clark County, Nevada, USA (United States) (ssp pileolata)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 27 May 2013 1 year ago 21 sec 3.7
Frantically moving, slow-motioned Locality Los Tarrales Private Reserve, Suchitepéquez Department, Guatemala
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2012 46 weeks ago 14 sec 3
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 2 years ago 11 sec 3
PhotosSee all 24 photos
Locality California, USA (United States)
Kevin B Agar 27 April 2012 1 year ago 4.5
In the breeding season, the Wilson’s Warbler is largely confined to high, boreal latitudes, from Alaska in the extreme west, to
Locality San Isidro de León Cortes, San José Province, Costa Rica
romanmauro 38 weeks ago 4
Locality Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (ssp pusilla)
Ken Simonite 26 May 2013 1 year ago 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 4 years ago 3.9
A male in breeding plumage
Locality Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA (United States) (ssp chryseola)
AndrewSmith 21 July 2013 1 year ago 3.9
Male in breeding plumage perched on branch.
Locality Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Washington State, USA (United States)
kevinguse 22 August 2012 2 years ago 3.8