Hooded Warbler

1/2500s, f5.6, ISO 2000, Canon EOS-1D X, EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM


The hooded warbler is a New World warbler. It breeds in eastern North America and across the eastern United States and into southernmost Canada, (Ontario). It is migratory, wintering in Central America and the West Indies. These birds feed on insects, which are often found in low vegetation or caught by fly catching. Hooded warblers' breeding habitats are broadleaved woodlands with dense undergrowth. These birds nest in low areas of a bush, laying three to five eggs in a cup-shaped nest. Hooded warblers are often the victims of brood parasitism by the brown-headed cowbird, especially where the hooded warblers' forest habitats are fragmented. In areas with protected woodlands or recovering wooded habitat, the hooded warbler population is stable and possibly increasing.
Shawnee Forest, Ohio
 
04/24/2015