Wilson's Warbler

Wilsonia pusilla
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Length: 5 in. (12 cm )
This very active warbler is most often found in low but thick bushes, especially willow and alder riparian areas. Its bulky nest is cup-like, and made of dead leaves, grass and moss. At high altitudes the nest is placed on the ground, and along the coast it is placed low in a shrub. Insects make up most of the diet, but in the fall and winter, some berries are also eaten.

The four-digit banding code is WIWA.

Female | Robert Shantz

Fir forest

Mesquite bosque

Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest


Urban city
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  • Article: Wilson's Warbler
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: March 22, 2018
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