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Warblers – The Most Common USA Songbirds

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Warblers are among the most common songbirds in America. Over 50 species live here and warblers are found in every state. Their main food is insects and they don’t eat birdseed so you might not see them in your backyard. They live in trees along streams and wetlands, or in woody areas.

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All About Warblers: Some warblers are brown or gray, but many warblers are brightly colored.

Some warblers are brown or gray, but many warblers are brightly colored. The yellow warbler, for example, has bright yellow feathers with brown streaks. Warblers’ songs range from a cheery whistle to a buzzing noise. These small birds are energetic. They hop quickly from branch to branch in search of bugs.

Yellow Warbler on a Tree Stem Image
The yellow warbler has bright yellow feathers with brown streaks.

Fun Facts about Warblers for Kids

  • Warblers are small birds. Most are around 7 inches long.
  • Warblers have been known to become caught in the webs of orb spiders.
  • Warblers build round nests out of grass, bark, deer hair or down from plants.
  • Warblers’ eggs are greenish white with brown speckles.
  • Cowbirds sometimes lay their eggs in warblers’ nests.
A Warbler Caught in a Spider Web Image
Warblers have been known to become caught in the webs of orb spiders.

Warbler Vocabulary

  1. Birdseed: seeds and grains for birds
  2. Cheery: happy
  3. Buzzing: loud, vibrating
  4. Energetic: active, busy
Warbler Eggs in a Nest Image
Warblers build round nests out of grass, bark, deer hair or down from plants.
Warblers’ eggs are greenish white with brown speckles.

Learn More All About Warblers

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Warbler Q&A

Question: How long do warblers live?

Answer: Scientists don’t know for sure, but one warbler tracked by scientists in the wild has lived for 11 years.

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Question: Where do warblers go in the winter?

Answer: Because warblers eat mostly insects, they must migrate to look for food in the winter because insects aren’t active in cold areas. They go to Mexico and South America.

 

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